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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
^VISUAL ARTS COAAMITTEE 

Monday, January 5, 2004 

2:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^ Agenda 

1 . Consent 

Motion to approve the final design of a series of six posters by artist Kerry 
Loewen for the Art on Market 2004 Street Kiosk Poster Series to be exhibited in 
24 kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero from 
February 13 to May 13, 2004. 

2. Collections Report: Golden Gate Park Music Concourse 
Dehra Lehane 

Report of construction impact on monuments in Golden Gate Park Music 
Concourse. 

Motion: Motion to approve the temporary removal and storage of the following 
monuments due to garage, Academy of Science or roadway construction in the 
Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park: Robert Emmet, Ludwig van Beethoven, 
The Apple Cider Press, Leonidas (aka Roman Gladiator), and two Sphinxes. 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of slides of Arlan Huang's artwork. 

4. New Business 

5. Old Business 

6. Adjournment 
12/29/2003 



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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
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Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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Monday, January 5, 2004 

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Agenda 
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1. Consent 






^ Motion to approve the final design of a series of six posters by artist Kerry Loewen for the Art 
^ on Market 2004 Street Kiosk Poster Series to be exhibited in 24 kiosks on Market Street 

between Van Ness and the Embarcadero from February 13 to May 13, 2004. 

2. Collections Report: Golden Gate Park Music Concourse 

Debra Lehane 

Report of construction impact on monuments in Golden Gate Park Music Concourse. 

Motion: Motion to approve the temporary removal and storage of the following monuments 
due to garage, Academy of Science or roadway construction in the Music Concourse of 
Golden Gate Park: Robert Emmet, Ludwig van Beethoven, The Apple Cider Press, Leonidas 
(aka Roman Gladiator), and two Sphinxes. 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of slides of Arlan Huang's artwork. 

4. New Business 

5. Old Business 

6. Adjournment 

12/29/2003 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van 
Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: !MFO: (Jennifer Lovvorn 415- 
252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
sections 2.100 - 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the final design of a series of six posters by artist 
Kerry Loewen for the Art on Market 2004 Street Kiosk Poster Series to be 
exhibited in 24 kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero from February 1 3 to May 1 3, 2004. 
Motion to approve the design of a mosaic sidewalk mural by Susan 
Cervantes for the sidewalk in front of the 24'^'^ Street Mini Park between 
Florida Street and York Street funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 
Motion to approve the mural design by Demetra Captain at Ocean Sash 
and Door, 3154 17^^ Street funded by the Mayor's Neighborhood 
Beautification Fund. 

Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Werner Klotz 
titled ANEMONE, 2003, interactive high polished stainless steel with 
motors, 30" x 30" x 30" purchased by the Public Art Program for the San 
Francisco International Airport valued at $60,000. 
Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Jun Kaneko 
titled Untitled, 2000, glazed ceramic (gray wash and multi color drip 
lines) dango, 88" x 25" x 17" purchased by the Public Art Program for the 
San Francisco International Airport valued at $63,000. 
Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Jun Kaneko 
titled Untitled, 2002, glazed ceramic (vertical zig-zag turquoise) dango, 
82" X 31" X 18" purchased by the Public Art Program for the San Francisco 
International Airport valued at $60,000. 

Motion to approve Vicki Saulls's fabrication of swimmers' faces for the 
North Beach Pool based upon staff's studio inspection. 



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2. Gallery Report 

Gallery Staff 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition titled "The People's Republic," curated by 
Natasha Garcia Lomas and Rupert Jenkins. 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition titled "Global Priority," curated by 
Gordon Knox and Heng-Gil Han. 



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3. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

4. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of the following: 1. Slides of Arlan Huang's artwork; 2. Conceptual 

design by Jonathan Bonner; and 3. Revised design by Cheonae Kim. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design for an artwork by Jonathan 
Bonner for the Laguna Honda Hospital courtyard. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua 
Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to increase Cheonae Kim's contract for an artwork at Laguna 
Honda Hospital by up to $2,000 for an increased scope of work. 

5. SOAAAPark 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed design by Irene Pijoan for an artwork 
at SOAAA Park. 

6. West Portal Clubhouse 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design proposal by Aileen Barr for the 
West Portal Clubhouse. 

Motion: Motion to authorize Aileen Barr to proceed with the fabrication phase 
of her contract for an artwork at the West Portal Clubhouse. 

7. Academy of Sciences 

Jill Manton 

Distribution of draft MOU for Academy of Sciences and Discussion of Site 

Opportunities 

8. Stern Grove 

J/7/ Manton 

Project Introduction and Discussion of Art Enrichment Direction Planned for 

Stern Grove 

9. La Grande Tank/MacLaren Park Project 

Jill Manton and Regina Almasuer 

Discussion of Art Enrichment Program Planned for La Grande Tank/MacLaren 

Park Project 

10. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

J/7/ Manton 

Report on Progress and Projected Completion of Diller + Scofidio Project at 

Moscone Center 

1 1 . Octavia Boulevard 
J/7/ Manton 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve Phase One of the work performed by Po Shu Wang 



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for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
subsequent phases (II, III, IV, V) of the Agreement with Po Shu Wang for final 
design, construction documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of 
artwork for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project for the additional 
amount of $142,500, for a total combined contract amount of $150,000. 

1 2. Hoff Street Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of Conceptual Design Proposal by Amy Blackstone 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design of artwork by Amy Blackstone 
for the Hoff Street Playground. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Amy Blackstone to complete final design, construction 
documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the 
Hoff Street Playground for an amount not to exceed $15,000. 

1 3. Pulgas Water Temple 

Resina Almasuer 

Overview of Pulgas Water Temple Gate Project 

Motion: Motion to include the following people in the panelist pool for the 
Pulgas Water Temple Project: Safi Jiroh, Arts Administrator; Donna Graves, 
Urban Planner and Historian; and Seyed Alavi, Artist. 

14. Visltacion Valley Clubhouse 

Kristen Zaremba 

Project Update and Staff Recommendation 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised final design by Victor Zaballa for the 
Visltacion Valley Clubhouse Gates. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission to deduct charges from the 
artist's contract for additional staff time and expenses to complete the 
project beyond the original project completion date of September 19, 2003. 

15. Juvenile Hall Public Art Project 

Jill Manton and Kristen Zaremba 

Project Update and Staff Recommendation 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
fabrication contract with artist-team Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for an 
amount not to exceed $142,000 for the new Juvenile Hall Public Art Project. 

16. Ocean Avenue Streetscape 

Kristen Zaremba 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised project parameters and revised 
conceptual proposal by Laurel True for the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project. 

17. New Business 

1 . Argonne Playground 



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Tonia Macneil 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Argonne Playground 

2. Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Hamilton Recreation Center 

18. Old Business 

19. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items vyill be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and v^eb s ite. 



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Wednesday, January 21, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Comnnissioners Present SAN FRANCISCO 

Ralph Guggenheim, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Stanlee PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Gatti, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Regina Almaguer, Natasha Garcia- 
Lomas, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Debra Lehane, Jennifer Loworn, 
Sharon Page Ritchie, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:07 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the final design of a series of six posters by artist 
Kerry Loewen for the Art on Market 2004 Street Kiosk Poster Series to be 
exhibited in 24 kiosks on Market Street betv^een Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero from February 13 to May 13, 2004. 

2. Motion to approve the design of a mosaic sidev/alk medallion by Susan 
Cervantes for the sidewalk in front of the 24^*^ Street Mini Park between 
Bryant Street and York Street funded by the Mayor's Neighborhood 
Beautification Fund. 

3. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Werner Klotz 
titled ANEMONE, 2003, interactive high polished stainless steel with 
motors, 30" x 30" x 30" purchased by the Public Art Program for the San 
Francisco International Airport valued at $60,000. 

4. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Jun Kaneko 
titled Untitled, 2000, glazed ceramic (gray wash and multicolor drip 
lines) dango, 88" x 25" x 17" purchased by the Public Art Program for the 
San Francisco International Airport valued at $63,000. 

5. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Jun Kaneko 
titled Untitled, 2002, glazed ceramic (vertical zigzag turquoise) dango, 
82" X 31" X 18" purchased by the Public Art Program for the San Francisco 
International Airport valued at $60,000. 

6. Motion to approve Vicki Saulls's fabrication of swimmers' faces for the 
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Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

2. Gallery Report 

Gallery Manager Natasha Garcia-Lomas presented artwork for a proposed 
exhibition titled "The People's Republic," which she curated with Rupert 
Jenkins. The exhibition would bring to the San Francisco Bay Area the artworks 
of artists residing in five different nations who track immigration due to 
economic necessity. Artists include: Sergio de la Torre, Stefan Gee, Emily 
Jacir, Ning Ying, and artist team, Alejandro Magallanes & Erick Beltran. 

Guest Curator Gordon Knox presented artwork for a proposed companion 
exhibition titled "Global Priority," which he curated with Heng-Gil Han. This 
exhibition explores the intersection between the personal and the "global." 
Each piece addresses an aspect or impression of the point of contact between 
the individual and the collective, often focusing on the process of 
"globalization." The exhibition features over 50 artists. 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition titled "The People's Republic," 
curated by Natasha Garcia-Lomas and Rupert Jenkins. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition titled "Global Priority," curated by 
Gordon Knox and Heng-Gil Han. 
Moved: Solomon/Guggenheim 

3. Collections Report 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane reported that in 
preparation for the upcoming construction of the de Young Museum's new 
parking garage, she has been working on relocating the monuments from the 
parking concourse at Golden Gate Park. She added that the parking garage 
construction has been temporarily halted due to a lawsuit. She will keep the 
Commissioners informed as the situation is resolved. 

4. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious presented slides of work by glass artist Arlan 
Huang. His past work includes colorful glass stones encased in glass block and 
an installation of spun glass disks. Arlan Huang proposes to create versions of 
these works for two sites at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Ms. Pontious presented slides of past work by artist Jonathan Bonner who 
creates round or egg-shaped stone sculptures. He proposes to place five 
sculptures in the courtyard at the intersection of two paths. The sculptures 
could be viewed from the three sides of the courtyard from the hospital room 
windows. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design for an artwork by Jonathan 
Bonner for the Laguna Honda Hospital courtyard. 
Moved: Solomon/Stermer 

The following motion was removed: 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the 

Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to increase Cheonae Kim's contract for an artwork at 
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Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

5. SOMA Park 

Project Manager Susan Pontious presented the design proposal by Irene Pijoan 
for an artwork at SOAAA Park. The artist proposes to create painted cut-metal 
artworks on the fencing at the front of the park. The project has an art 
enrichment budget of $42,000, but because the architects like the work so 
much they may contribute an additional $100,000 to that budget for additional 
panels. The architects would like the metal artwork to be on every fencing 
panel, but they may only be able to afford artwork on every third panel. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed design by Irene Pijoan for an 
artwork at SOMA Park. 
Moved: Solomon /Stermer 

6. West Portal Clubhouse 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton presented the revised design proposal 
by Aileen Barr for the West Portal Clubhouse. She explained that the 
Commissioners had previously recommended that the artist use the tiles to 
create a classical frieze-like band that wraps around the building just below 
the roofline. Based on their recommendation, the artist created multiple new 
layouts and is now submitting the strongest of those. The new proposed design 
is more linear than the original, but it still retains an organic shape and is 
located several feet below the roofline. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design proposal by Aileen Barr for the 
West Portal Clubhouse. 
Moved: Solomon/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to authorize Aileen Barr to proceed with the fabrication phase 
of her contract for an artwork at the West Portal Clubhouse. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

7. Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the 
Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment Project. The new building is designed by 
the Italian Architect Renzo Piano and will incorporate a wide range of 
sustainable design concepts including an undulating living planted roof. 
Because the building's design is nearly complete and the architecture makes 
such a strong statement, the artwork will not be located in the building. 
Instead, the artwork may be located at either of the axial approaches to the 
building or at the outdoor trellised areas. Other possible sites may also be 
identified. 

Ms. Manton presented a draft MOU that defines a working relationship between 
the Arts Commission and the Academy of Sciences, and describes the process to 
be utilized in developing the public art component. Ms. Manton described the 
composition of the Art Advisory Panel as reflected in the MOU, which shall 
include the Project Architect, as well as representation from the Arts 
Commission, the Academy of Sciences, the Fine Arts Museum and guest arts 
professionals. Based on the size of the budget, Ms. Manton thought that the 
competition would be open to national artists, although she raised the 
possibility of opening the competition to international artists. The 
Commissioners recommended that the competition be opened to international 
artists as well. Ms. Manton stated that she would discuss this issue with the 
staff and bring a recommendation to the next meeting. 

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MOD should address the issue of relocating the existing monuments. 

8. Stern Grove 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton presented the art enrichment direction 
planned for Stern Grove. Initially she was advised that the client wanted a 
stone artwork a la Andy Goldsworthy, but the landscape architects are open to 
working with a broader range of artists and approaches. The competition is 
limited to artists who work with materials appropriate for a natural 
environment. Stern Grove is 64 acres and has many different topographies and 
a natural lake. Possible sites to locate new artwork include: the overlook near 
Pine Lake, the Pine Lake meadow, or the field house. 

9. La Grande Tank/MacLaren Park Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton began her report by stating that there 
are a number of upcoming PUC facility improvements that qualify for art 
enrichment. Because not all of the facilities are publicly accessible, the PUC is 
allowing the Arts Commission to pool these funds and to commission more 
substantial projects at select publicly accessible sites. The PUC has identified 
La Grande Tank for an art enrichment project. 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer reported that she held a community 
workshop at MacLaren Park to discuss the art enrichment program planned for 
La Grande Tank/MacLaren Park. The community would like an educational 
artwork that relates to the natural environment of the park. The Request for 
Qualifications is being developed and should be distributed in February or 
March. 

10. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project at the new Moscone Center. The LED screen is working 
perfectly and the elevated track for the festooning arm was successfully 
installed. The motion system and the interior LED scrolling text are being fine- 
tuned. The video editing is almost complete. Once these final issues are 
resolved the audio-visual consultant will calibrate the movement of the screen 
to the panning live camera shots. Ms. Manton will notify the Commissioners 
when the screen Is turned on and moving. 

11. Octavia Boulevard 

This report was continued. 

The foUowins motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to approve Phase One of the work performed by Po Shu Wang 

for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project. 

The following motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
subsequent phases (II, III, IV, V) of the Agreement with Po Shu Wang for final 
design, construction documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of 
artwork for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project for the additional 
amount of $142,500, for a total combined contract amount of $150,000. 

12. Hoff Street Playground 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil presented the conceptual design proposal by 
Amy Blackstone for the Hoff Street Playground, which is located between 16th 
and 17th Streets off Mission. The artist has designed artwork elements for the 
fencing, gates and trellises of the playground. Ms. Macneil presented the 
artist's design for the fence panels, which consist of circular designs taken 
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surrounded by a wide band of repeated basketweave patterns. The circular 
design will be repeated in a sunburst pattern on the main gates. Rows of 
cornstalks will fill the community garden gates. The project is scheduled to be 
installed in late April or early May. 

Commissioners enthusiastically endorsed the artist's design, noting that her 
work is strongest when she develops a pattern system. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design of artwork by Amy Blackstone 
for the Hoff Street Playground. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Amy Blackstone to complete final design, construction 
documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the 
Hoff Street Playground for an amount not to exceed $18,000. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

13. Pu Igas Water Tem pie 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that although it was desirable 
to locate the new artwork within the landscaped grounds of the Pulgas Water 
Temple, the art enrichment budget was not sufficient for both the new artwork 
and the ADA improvements that would be required as part of any new 
improvement at the site. Therefore, it was determined that the art 
enrichment shall be used for new entry gates to the facility on Crystal Springs 
Road. 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer presented a diagram of the existing fencing 
at the entrance to the Pulgas Water Temple. The selected artist will create a 
functional artwork at this site and will be able to use and/or modify the 
existing concrete columns. Ms. Almaguer added that there were over 1 50 
applications for this project in response to the RFQ. 

Motion: Motion to include the following people in the panelist pool for the 
Pulgas Water Temple Project: Safi Jiroh, Arts Administrator; Donna Graves, 
Urban Planner and Historian; and Seyed Alavi, Artist. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

14. Visitacion Valley Clubhouse 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba reported on the progress of the installation of 
the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse gates and fence. All gate and fence elements 
are now installed, but there are problems with the paint system recommended 
by the Recreation and Park Department's preferred vendor, causing premature 
rusting. Ms. Zaremba is working with the artist, Victor Zaballa, to find a 
solution to this problem. She met with a conservator who has recommended 
that the metalwork be stripped and zinc plated, and then repainted with an 
alternate paint system. She will consult with Arts Commission, DPW, Recreation 
and Park staff, and the artist prior to returning to the Visual Arts Committee in 
February with a recommendation and request for authorization to deduct costs 
for refinishing the project. 

The followins motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised final design by Victor Zaballa for the 

Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Gates. 

The foUowins motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission to deduct charges from the 



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artist's contract for additional staff time and expenses to complete the 
project beyond the original project completion date of September 19, 2003. 

15. Juvenile Hall Public Art Project 

This report was continued. 

The followins motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
fabrication contract with artist-team Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for an 
amount not to exceed $142,000 for the new Juvenile Hall Public Art Project. 

16. Ocean Avenue Streetscape 
This report was continued. 

The following motion was continued: 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised project parameters and revised 

conceptual proposal by Laurel True for the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project. 

17. New Business 

1 . Argonne Playground 
This report was continued. 

2. Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center 

This report was continued. 

18. Old Business 

19. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the mieeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 1 /28/2004 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 



Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 



individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
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Ordinance, please conU^ct the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
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Wednesday, February 18, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



^Agenda 

1. Consent DOPI IMFMTQ DPPT 

1. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Hilda Shum, i^wowivit^iN i o uar i. 

David Gordon and Wang Po Shu titled Tree, 2003, hand carved redwood _ 

tree approximately 110 feet high commissioned for Moscone Convention icd 1 7 Z0u4 

Center West at Howard and 4th Streets. 

2. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the following works from pfioi^S^^*^'^^*-* 
Commission 03 Gallery Fund-raiser: PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Ellen Babcock, Splinterscapes, 2003, wood, 1.75" x 3.5" x 4.25" 

SandowBirk, Back to (Old) School, 2002, Iris print 8/10, 10.5"x15.75" 0£-l 7-04 A09 :58 RCVD 
Ed Kashi, Beirut , 2003, Digital print 8/10, 11" x 14" 
Abner Nolan, Untitled from the series American Negatives , 2003, 
gelatin silver print, 10.75" x 13.75" 

Will Rogan, Heal the sick and raise the dead , 2003, silkscreen on reflex 
fabric 8/10, 3"x28" 

Josephine Taylor, Lay Very Still, 2003, Iris print, color pencil, gouache, 
10.75" X 16.75" 
JP Villegas, Extreme Make-over, 2003, Digital print 8/10, 1 1 " x 17" 

3. Motion to approve the mosaic tile design by Aileen Barr and Colette 
Crutcher for the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project sponsored by the 
Golden Gate Heights/Sunset community members. 

4. Motion to award a $6,000 grant to the Friends of the Joseph Randall 
Museum for the installation of 8 Beniamino Bufano sculptures at the 
Joseph Randall Museum. 

5. Motion to pay David Wessel an honorarium in the amount of $300. 

6. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Vicki Saulls in the amount of $49,500 for the design, 
fabrication and transportation of sculpture for the Koret Children's 
Playground. 

7. Motion to authorize the artist Vicki Saulls to enter into Phase 
II /Fabrication of Sculpture Molds and increase the contract in the 
amount of $28,007 for this additional scope of work for the Koret 
Children's Playground. 

2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

3. Collections Report 



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Debra Lehane 

4. Hearts in San Francisco Fund-raising Project for San Francisco General 
Hospital 

Richard Newirth 

Explanatory Document: Illustration 

Motion: Motion to approve two heart templates for "Hearts in San Francisco" 
fund-raising project for San Francisco General Hospital. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve 12 Lewis deSoto tapestry designs for Laguna Honda 
Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua 
Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

6. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of 40 final designs for 40 fiberglass transit platform windscreen 
panels prepared by artist Sheila Ghidini and designer Ari Salomon incorporating 
artwork created by children participating in the Youth Arts Program for the 
Third Street Light Rail Program. 

Motion: Motion to approve 40 final designs for 40 fiberglass windscreen panels 
prepared by artist Sheila Ghidini and designer Ari Salomon to be permanently 
installed on 20 Third Street Light Rail transit platforms and incorporating 
artwork created by children participating in the Youth Arts Program for the 
Third Street Light Rail Program. 

7. Glen Park Branch Library 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of the conceptual proposal by the finalist artist team of Jeff 

Northam and Rufus Butler Seder for the new Glen Park Branch Library. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of the artist team of Jeff Northam and 
Rufus Butler Seder by the Glen Park Branch Community Artist Selection Panel, 
and to approve their conceptual proposal for the new Glen Park Branch Library. 

8. Juvenile Hall Public Art Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Project Update and Staff Recommendation 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Johanna Poethig and Julio 
Morales for the entry units of the new Juvenile Hall Probation facility. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with the artist-team of Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for 
fabrication, transportation and installation of artwork for the new Juvenile Hall 
Probation Facility, for an amount not to exceed $142,000. 

9. Ocean Avenue Streetscape 

Kristen Zaremba 

Project Update and Staff Recommendation 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised conceptual proposal by Laurel True for 



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the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with artist Laurel True for design, fabrication and installation of 
artwork for the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project, for an amount not to 
exceed $45,000. 

10. Holly Park 
Resina Almasuer 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of Joyce Hsu for Holly Park. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Joyce Hsu for design, fabrication and installation of artwork for 
Holly Park in an amount not to exceed $13,500. 

1 1 . Eureka Valley Recreation Center 
Jennifer Loworn 

Report on artist Vicki Saull's design revisions for her Eureka Valley artwork 
proposal made in response to the Visual Arts Committee's September 2003 
review of the work. 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Vicki Saull's revised design for the interior 
lobby of the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and to authorize the artist to 
proceed with fabrication of this component of the art. 

12. Academy of Sciences 

Jennifer Loworn 

Presentation of Virtual Tour of Exterior and Interior of the New Academy of 

Sciences. 

13. New Business 

1 . Argonne Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Argonne Playground 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

2. Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Hamilton Recreation Center 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

14. Old Business 

15. Adjournment 

2/13/2004 



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To: Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From:Tonia Macneil 

RE: Argonne Playground Art Enrichment 

Art Enrichment Budget: $37,000 ($26,000 for artwork) 

Artist: Joyce Hsu 

Timeline: TBD. 

Argonne Playground : Argonne Playground is located between 18*^ and 19*^ 
Avenues and Geary and Anza Streets. It is a mid-block playground with equally 
important entrances on both 18*^ and 19^ Avenues. The neighborhood is 
culturally mixed, including American Caucasians, Russian emigres, Chinese and 
other Asians. The playground is heavily used by young families, tennis players, 
and a large contingent of youth. Local users report that the dominant features of 
the site are wind and fog. 

Argonne's original rectilinear, asphalt-dominated layout has been abandoned in 
favor of an undulating footprint and a substantial increase in green space. The 
renovation also includes replacement of the existing clubhouse. 

Community Process : Commission staff committed to an extensive community 
process including attendance at several community meetings, a discussion of 
community goals and values, and possible themes for the artwork. There was 
considerable interest in the incorporation of wind into the artwork. 

Selection Process: Pre-qualified Artists' Pool. Slides of 23 artists selected from 
the Pre-Qualified Artists' Pool were reviewed by a selection panel. The panel 
included the DPW Project Architect, the Recreation and Park Department Project 
Manager, three community members and an arts professional. The panelists 
chose to interview three artists, Horace Washington, the team of Deborah 
Kennedy and Bill Gould, and Robin Brailsford. The artists were asked to provide a 
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Center. The panel unanimously selected Horace Washington, who proposed the 
creation of marquees that would be lit at night over the two entrances. 

Art Project Scope: The Artist will meet with community groups and the project 
design team beginning in March to develop a conceptual proposal, which will be 
brought to the Visual Arts Committee for its approval. Washington will design, 
fabricate and transport the artwork. The General Contractor will install the artwork. 

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Date: 1/21/2004 

To: Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From:Tonia Macneil (replacing Nina Dunbar) 

RE: Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool 

Art Enrichment Budget: $180,000 ($140,000 for artwork) 

Artist: Horace Washington 

Timeline: Bid documents will be complete in approximately 1 5 months 

Hamilton Center : Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool is located between Geary 
And Post Streets at Steiner Street. It is at the western edge of Japan Center and 
the northern edge of the Fillmore District. A dominant architectural feature is the 
enormous glass wall of the swimming pool on Geary Street, which will be altered in 
the renovation process. The current pool and gymnasium will remain. The 
renovation includes extensive seismic and surface upgrades, a new children's 
playground, new entrances, additional of recreation program rooms and a second 
floor. There are main entrances to the Center on both Post and Geary Streets. 

Communitv Process : Hamilton Center is utilized by a remarkably diverse 
population, including a Japanese Seniors Group, African-American basketball 
players, Russians, Koreans, Chinese, and swimmers from all over the city. Given 
the proximity to their neighborhood, the Japanese community has been pro-active 
in seeking inclusion of their cultural identity in the artwork. Art Commission staff 
has promised to support their request throughout the design process. There are 
two existing artworks on the Post Street side of the building: a tile mural, and, 
surrounding it, a colorful mural collage of San Francisco blues musicians. The 
murals will remain in place. 

Selection Process: Pre-qualified Artists' Pool. Slides of 23 artists selected from 
the Pre-Qualified Artists' Pool were reviewed by a selection panel. The panel 
included the DPW Project Architect, the Recreation and Park Department Project 
Manager, three community members and an arts professional. The panelists 
chose to interview three artists, Horace Washington, the team of Deborah 
Kennedy and Bill Gould, and Robin Brailsford. The artists were asked to provide a 

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sense of the direction that they would take in designing a work of art for the 
Center. The panel unanimously selected Horace Washington, who proposed the 
creation of marquees that would be lit at night over the two entrances. 

Art Project Scope: The Artist will meet with community groups and the project 
design team beginning in March to develop a conceptual proposal, which will be 
brought to the Visual Arts Committee for its approval. Washington will design, 
fabricate and transport the artwork. The General Contractor will install the artwork. 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present 

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer, DedeWilsey; Absent: Stanlee Gatti, MAR ~3 2004 

Ralph Guggenheim. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Staff Present PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Regina Almaguer, Tonia Macneil, Judy 
Moran, Jennifer Loworn, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:15 p.m. 



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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a work by Hilda Shum, David 
Gordon and V»/ang Po Shu titled Tree, 2003, hand carved redwood tree 
approximately 110 feet high commissioned for Moscone Convention Center West 
at Howard and 4th Streets. 

2. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the following works from 
Commission 03 Gallery Fund-raiser: 

Ellen Babcock, SpUnterscapes, 2003, wood, 1.75" x 3.5" x 4.25" 

Sandow Birk, Back to (Old) School, 2002, Iris print 8/10, 10.5" x 15.75" 

Ed Kashi, Beirut, 2003, Digital print 8/10, 11" x 14" 

Abner Nolan, Untitled from the series American Negotives, 2003, gelatin silver 

print, 10.75" X 13.75" 

Will Rogan, Heal the sick and raise the dead, 2003, silkscreen on reflex fabric 

8/10, 3"x28" 

Josephine Taylor, Lay Very Still, 2003, Iris print, color pencil, gouache, 10.75" x 

16.75" 

JP Villegas, Extreme Make-over, 2003, Digital print 8/10, 11" x 17" 

3. Motion to approve the mosaic tile design by Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher for 
the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project sponsored by the Golden Gate 
Heights/Sunset community members. 

4. Motion to award a $6,000 grant to the Friends of the Joseph Randall Museum for 
the installation of 8 Beniamino Bufano sculptures at the Joseph Randall Museum. 

5. Motion to pay David Wessel an honorarium in the amount of $300. 

6. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Vicki Saulls in the amount of $49,500 for the design, fabrication and 
transportation of sculpture for the Koret Children's Playground. 

7. Motion to authorize the artist Vicki Saulls to enter into Phase ll/Fabrication of 



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Sculpture Molds and increase the contract in the amount of $28,007 for this 
additional scope of worl< for the Koret Children's Playground. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 



2. Gallery Report 

There was no Gallery Report. 

3. Collections Report 

There was no Collections Report. 

4. Hearts in San Francisco Fund-raising Project for San Francisco General Hospital 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth presented the two heart templates for the 
"Hearts in San Francisco" fund-raising project for San Francisco General Hospital. Mr. 
Newirth explained that like the "Cow Parade" fund-raiser in Chicago, the hearts would 
be adorned by artists and placed around the city. After the temporary public exhibition 
the hearts will be auctioned. Mr. Newirth stated that two heart templates were 
unveiled and are currently installed at Union Square. The first template is a stand- 
alone three-dimensional fiberglass heart, and the second is made of two flat steel heart 
shape cutouts that interconnect to mal<e a three dimensional heart. 
Explanatory Document: Illustration 

Motion: Motion to approve two heart templates for "Hearts in San Francisco" fund- 
raising project for San Francisco General Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by presenting the artist Lewis deSoto 
who is working on the Laguna Honda Hospital History Project. Ms. Pontious explained 
that the artist has created the first twelve designs for the photo-based tapestries which 
when finished will each be 10' x 7'. The artist explained that the detail on the final 
tapestries would match the detail in the design mock-ups. He also stated that the final 
four designs would be created as the construction work culminates so that the project 
can incorporate that part of the hospital's history. 

Ms. Pontious continued her report by presenting a full color architectural rendering of 
the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna Honda 
Hospital. She explained that the artist has been asked to extend the tile artwork on one 
of the walls. The revised design does not call for any change in the pattern or color 
scheme, and the opposite wall's design remains as originally proposed. 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that she did not find the proposed color scheme to be 
therapeutic. Commissioner Stermer stated that he liked the yellow tiled wall, but that 
he found the shapes on the color wall to be too bulky. Commissioner Stermer also felt 
that the artist's design should take the architectural details into consideration. 
Commissioner Solomon felt that the artist should simplify the design and that she would 
prefer horizontal stripes. The Commissioners all felt that they would like to see an 
architectural rendering that shows how the tile artwork would relate to the other room 
that can be seen through the windows in the Aqua Therapy Center. Commissioner 
Wilsey also recommended that the glass in the windows be translucent rather than 
transparent. 

Ms. Pontious stated that she would consult with staff at the hospital to find out whether 
there are any interior design guidelines for color use in hospital interiors. She would 
then relay that information along with the Commissioners' recommendations to the 
artist. 

Motion: Motion to approve 12 Lewis deSoto tapestry designs for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

The foUowins motion was continued. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua Therapy 

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6. Third Street Light Rail 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented 40 final poster designs prepared by artist Sheila 
Ghidini and designer Ari Salomon for 40 of 60 fiberglass transit platform windscreen 
panels for the Third Street Light Rail Project. Ms. Moran explained that the poster 
designs incorporate artwork created by children participating in the Youth Arts Program 
for the Third Street Light Rail Program. The youth art workshops included meetings 
with Muni officials, mapping research, and instruction in rendering with various art 
media. The finished posters will be 4' x 6'. The panels will be installed so that the 
various styles and themes are interspersed along the transit line. 

Motion: Motion to approve 40 final designs for 40 fiberglass windscreen panels prepared 
by artist Sheila Ghidini and designer Ari Salomon to be permanently installed on 20 Third 
Street Light Rail transit platforms and incorporating artwork created by children 
participating in the Youth Arts Program for the Third Street Light Rail Program. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

7. Glen Park Branch Library 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented the conceptual proposal by the finalist artist 
team of Jeff Northam and Rufus Butler Seder for the new Glen Park Branch Library. Ms. 
Moran explained that the artists have developed special glass tiles that create the 
illusion of movement as the viewer walks past them. Ms. Moran presented video 
documentation of the artists' past projects that feature the glass tiles. For the interior 
of the Glen Park Branch Library the artists propose to create a series of glass tile murals 
that combine both static and live imagery taken from adult and children's books. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of the artist team of Jeff Northam and Rufus 
Butler Seder by the Glen Park Branch Community Artist Selection Panel, and to approve 
their conceptual proposal for the new Glen Park Branch Library. 
Moved: Wilsey /Solomon 

8. Juvenile Hall Public Art Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba presented the revised design by Johanna Poethig and 
Julio Morales for four entry units of the new Juvenile Hall Probation facility. As a result 
of budgetary constraints the artists propose to focus the stenciled wall reliefs on the 3' 
X 8' plaster surround at each of the four entries, and to eliminate the reliefs above 
each entry, thus eliminating the need for costly equipment rentals. Based on the artists' 
intention to have the artwork be accessible, these stencil applications would be located 
next to the doors at eye-level. The variety of branch and leaf motifs integrating text 
generated by the youth v/ill remain consistent with the original proposal. The project is 
on schedule and the artists are ready to begin fabrication of their work, pending final 
verification of the costs to be charged by the general contractor for art-related 
services. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for 
the entry units of the new Juvenile Hall Probation facility. 
Moved: Solomon/Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract v^th 
the artist-team of Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for fabrication, transportation and 
installation of artwork for the new Juvenile Hall Probation Facility, for an amount not to 
exceed $142,000. 
Moved: Wilsey/Solomon 

9. Ocean Avenue Streetscape 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba presented the revised conceptual proposal by Laurel 
True for the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project. Ms. Zaremba reminded the 
Commissioners that she presented the original design proposal at the November 2003 
VAC meeting, at which time the Commissioners recommended that the artist explore 
the idea of creating seating elements for the streetscape. However, after visiting the 
site and exploring this option v\^th MUNI, Ms. Zaremba reported that Ocean Avenue is 
not an ideal location for seating elements. Ms. Zaremba asked the artist to redesign the 
artwork so that it is at a human scale and uses simple forms. The revised design 
proposal features three mosaic sun spheres that range in diameter from 3' to 5'. The 
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blue and mirrored tile on rounded surfaces) to the neighborhood streetscape. Ms. 
Zaremba is working on the placement of the sculptures with DPT to meet vehicular 
traffic requirements. Commissioner Solomon stated that she finds the pieces amusing. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised conceptual proposal by Laurel True for the Ocean 
Avenue Streetscape Project. 
Moved: Wilsey/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with 
artist Laurel True for design, fabrication and installation of artwork for the Ocean 
Avenue Streetscape Project, for an amount not to exceed $45,000. 
Moved: Solomon/Wilsey 

10. Holly Park 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer began her report by explaining that Holly Park is a 
recreation center and park located in Bernal Heights. The project has a very small art 
enrichment budget ($13,500). Ms. Almaguer stated that the selection panel met and 
considered artists from the Recreation and Parks Pre-Qualified Artist Pool and 
ultimately selected Joyce Hsu for the project. She presented images of the artist's past 
work and the schematic design for the proposed kinetic dragonfly sculpture. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of Joyce Hsu for Holly Park. 
Moved: Solomon/Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract v/ith 
Joyce Hsu for design, fabrication and installation of artwork for Holly Park in an amount 
not to exceed $13,500. 
Moved: Solomon/Wilsey 

1 1 . Eureka Valley Recreation Center 

Public Art Program Associate Jennifer Loworn began her report by reminding 
Commissioners that Project Manager Nina Dunbar had presented the conceptual design 
for the artwork by Vicki Saulls for the new Eureka Valley Recreation Center at the 
September ^7^^ VAC meeting. The artist had proposed to install in the lobby an 
assemblage of relief tiles featuring cast hands of actual community members. The 
Commissioners approved the conceptual design but requested that the artist revise the 
layout of the tiles to be more linear. In response to that recommendation, the artist 
developed three new layouts for which she was seeking approval at today's meeting. 
Ms. Loworn added that the artist would prefer to have the flexibility to work with any 
one of the three proposed layouts. The Commissioners stated that the new proposed 
layouts are an improvement and their preferences are as such: 1. The shorter layout 
v/ith an even distribution of small and large tiles; 2. The shorter layout with the 
symmetric distribution of six smaller tiles on the ends; and 3. The longer layout. 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Vicki SauU's revised design for the interior lobby of the 
Eureka Valley Recreation Center and to authorize the artist to proceed with fabrication 
of this component of the art. 
Moved: Wilsey/Solomon 

1 2 . Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Associate Jennifer Loworn presented a virtual tour of the exterior 
and interior of the New Academy of Sciences. 

13. New Business 

1 . Argonne Playground 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil reported on the Art Enrichment program for 
Argonne Playground. Ms. Macneil stated that the playground is located between 
18th and 19th Avenues and Geary and Anza Streets, and the art project budget is 
$26,000. She stated that the selection panel has selected Joyce Hsu to create 
an artwork for the site. The artist would like to create three separate 
sculptures. Ms. Macneil will present the artist's proposal at an upcoming VAC 
meeting for Commissioner approval. 
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Project Manager Tonia Macneil reported on the Art Enrichment program for 
Hamilton Recreation Center. She stated that the artist Horace Washington has 
professional experience primarily with tile work. She presented a plan view of 
the Recreation Center and described the artist's proposal for the lobby areas to 
create marquees using cutout aluminum and lighting. Since the artist does not 
have experience with those materials, Ms. Macneil has asked the artist to 
partner with an architect who would be able to assist with the design. 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

14. Old Business 

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15. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 3/1/2004 

3/1/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 



Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
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Date: 1/21/2004 

To: Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Frofii:Tonia Macneil 

:: Argonne Playground Art Enrichment 



Art Enrichment Budoet: $37,000 ($26,000 for artwork) 

Artist: Joyce Hsu 

Timeline: TBD. 

Argonne Playground : Argonne Playground is located between 18* and 19*^ 
Avenues and Geary and Anza Streets. It is a mid-block playground with equally 
important entrances on both IS*' and 19* Avenues. The neighborhood is 
culturally mixed, including American Caucasians, Russian emigres, Chinese and 
other Asians. The playground is heavily used by young families, tennis players, 
and a large contingent of youth. Local users report that the dominant features of 
the site are wind and fog. 

Argonne's original rectilinear, asphalt-dominated layout has been abandoned in 
favor of an undulating footprint and a substantial increase in green space. The 
renovation also includes replacement of the existing clubhouse. 

Community Process : Commission staff committed to an extensive community 
process including attendance at several community meetings, a discussion of 
community goals and values, and possible themes for the artwork. There was 
considerable interest in the incorporation of wind into the artwork. 

Selection Process: Pre-qualified Artists' Pool. Slides of 23 artists selected from 
the Pre-Qualified Artists' Pool were reviewed by a selection panel. The panel 
included the DPW Project Architect, the Recreation and Park Department Project 
Manager, three community members and an arts professional. The panelists 
chose to interview three artists, Horace Washington, the team of Deborah 
Kennedy and Bill Gould, and Robin Brailsford. The artists were asked to provide a 
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Center. The panel unanimously selected Horace Washington, who proposed the 
creation of marquees that would be lit at night over the two entrances. 

Art Project Scope: The Artist will meet with community groups and the project 
design team beginning in March to develop a conceptual proposal, which will be 
brought to the Visual Arts Committee for its approval. Washington will design, 
fabricate and transport the artwork. The General Contractor will install the artwork. 

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Date: 1/21/2004 

To: Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FromrTonia Macneil (replacing Nina Dunbar) 
Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool 



Art Enrichment Budoet: $180,000 ($140,000 for artwork) 

Artist: Horace Washington 

Timeline: Bid documents will be complete In approximately 1 5 months 

Hamilton Center : Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool Is located between Geary 
And Post Streets at Steiner Street. It is at the western edge of Japan Center and 
the northem edge of the Fillmore District. A dominant architectural feature is the 
enormous glass wall of the swimming pool on Geary Street, which will be altered in 
the renovation process. The current pool and gymnasium will remain. The 
renovation includes extensive seismic and surface upgrades, a new children's 
playground, new entrances, additional of recreation program rooms and a second 
fbor. There are main entrances to the Center on both Post and Geary Streets. 

Community Process : Hamilton Center is utilized by a remarkably diverse 
population, including a Japanese Seniors Group, African-American basketball 
players, Russians, Koreans, Chinese, and swimmers from all over the city. Given 
the proximity to their neighborhood, the Japanese community has been pro-active 
in seeking inclusion of their cultural identity in the artwork. Art Commission staff 
has promised to support their request throughout the design process. There are 
two existing artworks on the Post Street side of the building: a tile mural, and, 
surrounding it, a colorful mural collage of San Francisco blues musicians. The 
murals will remain in place. 

Selection Process: Pre-qualified Artists' Pool. Slides of 23 artists selected from 
the Pre-Qualified Artists' Pool were reviewed by a selection panel. The panel 
included the DPW Project Architect, the Recreation and Park Department Project 
Manager, three community members and an arts professional. The panelists 
chose to inten/iew three artists, Horace Washington, the team of Deborah 
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sense of the direction that they would take in designing a work of art for the 
Center. The panel unanimously selected Horace Washington, who proposed the 
creation of marquees that would t^e lit at night over the two entrances. 

Art Proiect Scope: The Artist will meet with community groups and the project 
design team beginning in March to develop a conceptual proposal, which will be 
brought to the Visual Arts Committee for its approval. Washington will design, 
fabricate and transport the artwork. The General Contractor will install the artwork. 

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^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^Agenda 






1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the following pool of arts professional candidates for 
the 2004/05 Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Artist Selection 
Panel: Miya Masaoka, composer; Pamela Z, sound artist; Joe Goode, Joe 
Goode Dance Company; Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions; Ellen Sebastian 
Chang, performer; Joe Lambert, performing arts curator; Scott 
Constable, Wowhaus, architectural/environmental projects; Ene 
Osteraas-Constable, Wowhaus, architectural/environmental projects. 

2. Motion to approve the following pool of arts professional candidates for 
the 2005 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series Artist Selection Panel: 
Katherine Aoki, printmaker; Jason Jagel, painter; Matthew Higgs, Asst. 
Curator, CCA Gallery; Kerry Loewen, photographer; Gabrielle Drinard, 
visual artist; Stephanie Syjuco, visual artist. 

3. Motion to approve the six original designs for the Art on Market Street 
Kiosk Poster Series, Urban Ornith-Capades, by artist Gabrielle Drinard, 
to be reproduced on 24 posters for installation in kiosks on Market Street 
between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero from May 14 to August 
12, 2004. 

4. Motion to approve any two of the following as guest jurors for the Stern 
Grove public art selection panel: Sheila Ghidini, Mark Brest Van Kempen, 
Susan Schwartzenberg, John Roloff, Kathryn Reasoner, Ned Kahn, Doug 
Mollis, and others to be named at meeting. 

2. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

Review of Design Proposal for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial proposed 

for Ferry Plaza Park. Presentation by Regina Almaguer and Linda Lustig. 

Motion: Motion to approve elements of the design for the Abraham Lincoln 
Brigade Memorial with staff recommendation to remove onyx grid component, 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua 
Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

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Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve images by Owen Smith for neighborhoods and lobby 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement for $250,000 with Arlan Huang to fabricate, transport and install 15 
glass panels with glass rondels and four 5x5' glass block windows with 35 glass 
stones each for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Wang Po Shu for 
Courtyard J at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

4. JP Murphy Clubhouse Project 
Resina Almasuer 

Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists for the JP Murphy 
Clubhouse Project and to pay each artist an honorarium of $300 to participate 
in the interview process: Michael Carey, Glen Rogers, Ken Matsumoto and Scott 
Donahue. 

5. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Regina Almasuer 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists for the Pulgas Water 
Temple Project and to pay each artist an honorarium of $1 ,500 for the 
development of a conceptual design proposal: Diana Pumpelly Bates, Tom 
Otterness, and the team of Ean Eldred and John Kashiwabara. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as alternates for the Pulgas 
Water Temple Project, in order of preference: Eric Powell, Ed McGowin, 
Branden Zebold. 

6. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Update 

7. Arts Commission Budget 

Jill Manton 

8. Academy of Sciences 
Jill Manton 
Explanatory Document: MOU 

Motion: Motion to approve the MOU between the Arts Commission and the 
Academy of Sciences. 

9. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion: Motion to approve the following jurors for the Murphy and Cadogan 
Award show, sponsored by the SF Foundation: Courtney Fink, Executive 
Director, Southern Exposure; Rene de Guzman, Visual Arts Curator, Verba 
Buena Center; Steve Seid, Video Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley. 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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This Memorandum of Understanding dated March 5, 2004 constitutes a mutual agreement 
between the San Francisco Arts Commission (Arts Commission) and the California Academy of 
Sciences (Academy) for the purposes of defining the working relationship and responsibilities of 
each party relative to the application of the Art Enrichment Ordinance for the Academy Project. 

The Arts Commission and the Academy have agreed to the following procedures and 
management structure regarding the implementation of the Art Enrichment Ordinance. The Arts 
Commission will establish an Academy Arts Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to 
provide oversight and recommendations regarding the implementation of the Art Enrichment 
Ordinance. 

1. Purpose 

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations regarding the 
implementation of the Art Enrichment Program to be developed for the Academy in accordance 
with Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. These recommendations will 
encompass the following: 

A. Articulate art program parameters and objectives; 

B. Identify general conceptual approaches that may be complementary to the 
Academy's design and programmatic objectives; 

C. Identify appropriate locations for the placement of artwork; 

D. Nominate artists and review artist qualifications; 

E. Interview short-listed artists; 

F. Recommend preferred artist and rank alternates; 

G. Review progress of artwork design at various stages of development; 

H. Make recommendations to either approve or disapprove design of artwork; and 

I. Articulate or approve the milestones that are to be performed in each contract 

along with the corresponding payment for each milestone based upon staff 
recommendations . 

2. Advisory Committee Composition. The Advisory Committee will be comprised of the 
following members: 

Member of the Arts Commission 

Senior Academy Staff or Board of Trustee Member 

Representative from the Recreation and Park Department 



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2 Guest Arts Professionals - one to be nominated by the Academy and one to be 
nominated by the Arts Commission, each subject to reasonable approval of the other 
party. 

Project Architect represented by Chong Partners Architecture 

Representative from Fine Arts Museum Curatorial Staff 

Representative from Academy of Sciences Citizen's Advisory Group 



3. Goals 

A. Commission a project that is complementary to the Academy's mission and 
purpose and appropriate for its audience and constituency. 

B. Commission an art project(s) that represents the highest artistic standards. 

C. Commission a project that is consistent with and enhances the architecture of the 
new Academy and acknowledges its location within Golden Gate Park. 

D. Commission a project that is vandal-resistant and requires only standard, not 
specialized, maintenance. 

4. Process and Roles 

A, The role of the Advisory Committee shall be to undertake the activities specified 
in Section 1. 

B. The role of Arts Commission staff shall be to support the Advisory Committee 
through the following actions, in consultation with Academy staff and the 
Advisory Committee: 

1. Facilitate with Academy staff and the architectural team an orientation 
session and make available any supporting materials to develop a 
familiarity with overall project and site. 

2. Work with Advisory Committee to establish project specific criteria to be 
incorporated into a Request for Qualifications to be published by the Arts 
Commission. 

3. Organize and manage the artist selection process. This shall consist of a 
review of artists' past work and accomplishments as represented by slides 
and resumes. Artist candidates are not asked to submit a specific proposal 
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4. Coordinate all aspects of the interview process, including making travel 
arrangements if applicable and scheduling an orientation for the artists in 
advance of the actual interview. 

5. Negotiate and manage the artist's design and implementation contracts 
and make presentations to the Advisory Committee, Academy and Arts 
Commission to seek approval and/or direction at key intervals in the 
design process. 

C. The role of the Academy staff and architectural team shall be to support and 
provide input to the Advisory Committee and to coordinate with Arts 
Commission staff where appropriate. In furtherance of the goals set forth in 3. A 
and C above, activities of the Advisory Committee will require close coordination 
and consultation with the architectural team to ensiu*e compatibility and 
appropriate integration between art and architecture. 

5. Decisions and Authority 

The City Charter gives the Arts Commission jurisdiction over the placement of all artwork on 
City property. However, it is the policy of the Arts Commission to work cooperatively with the 
Academy from project inception through project completion. To this end, all recommendations 
made by the Advisory Committee shall be subject to the approval of both the Academy and the 
Arts Commission. Both parties agree to act in a reasonable and timely manner regarding art 
enrichment decisions. 

In the event that the parties do not agree with any of the Advisory Committee's 
recommendations, the Academy and Arts Commission may wish to exercise one or more of the 
following options. 

A. Ask the artist to offer another design proposal. 

B. If either of the parties finds the design proposal unacceptable and the artist is 
either unwilling or unable to produce an acceptable alternate, the Arts 
Commission may exercise its option to terminate its agreement with the artist. 
The next highest ranking short-listed artist candidate will be invited to develop a 
design proposal. 

C. Initiate a new artist recruitment/artist selection process to find a new candidate. 

6. Funding 

The sole source of Academy funding for the activities of the Advisory Committee, Arts 
Commission staff administrative time and expenses as well as all cost associated with the 
development and implementation of the artwork commissioned for the Academy of Sciences 
project shall be Art Enrichment funds as identified in the Art Enrichment Report and consistent 
with Administrative Code Section 3.19. These funds shall be transferred to the Arts Corrmiission 
upon request. 



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A separate source of funding shall be provided by the Academy of Sciences to the Arts 
Commission for services relative to the removal of the Whale Fountain from the Academy 
premises to its relocation at another site. 



Approved: 



Richard Newirth 

Director of Cultural Affairs Date: 



Dr. J. Patrick Kociolek Date: 

Director, California Academy of Sciences 



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Wednesday, March 17, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald 
Stermer, Dede Wilsey; Absent: Stanlee Gattl. 

Staff Present 

Richard Nev^irth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Regina Almaguer, 
Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, Jennifer Loworn, Jill Manton, 
Judy Moran, Susan Pontious. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherv^ise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:10 p.m. 
1. Consent 

1. Motion to approve the following pool of arts 
professional candidates for the 2004/05 Art on Market 
Street Temporary Projects Artist Selection Panel: 
Miya Masaoka, composer; Pamela Z, sound artist; Joe 
Goode, Joe Goode Dance Company; Jo Kreiter, 
Flyaway Productions; Ellen Sebastian Chang, 
performer; Joe Lambert, performing arts curator; 
Scott Constable, Wowhaus, 
architectural/environmental projects; Ene 
Osteraas-Constable, V\/owhaus, 
architectural/environmental projects. 

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professional candidates for the 2005 Art on Market 
Street Kiosk Poster Series Artist Selection Panel: 
Katherine Aoki, printmaker; Jason Jagel, painter; 
Matthew Higgs, Asst. Curator, CCA Gallery; Kerry 
Loewen, photographer; Gabrielle Drinard, visual 
artist; Stephanie Syjuco, visual artist. 

3. Motion to approve the six original designs for the Art 
on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, Urban 
Ornith-Capades, by artist Gabrielle Drinard, to be 
reproduced on 24 posters for installation in kiosks on 
Market Street between Van Ness Avenue and the 
Embarcadero from May 14 to August 12, 2004. 

4. Motion to approve any two of the following as guest 
jurors for the Stern Grove public art selection panel: 
Sheila Ghidini, Mark Brest Van Kempen, Susan 
Schwartzenberg, John Roloff, Kathryn Reasoner, Ned 
Kahn, Doug Mollis, and others to be named at 
meeting. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 



3. Collections Report 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane 
reported on various Collections Program activities. She 
stated that the Chronicle featured an article on the 
Vaillancourt Fountain adding that Supervisor Peskin 
recently put forward a Board of Supervisors Resolution 
urging the Recreation and Park Department and the Arts 
Commission to consider the possible removal and 
replacement of the Vaillancourt Fountain from Justin 
Herman Plaza. Commissioners Guggenhiem and Stermer 
stated that the water should be restored to the fountain 
and that removing the fountain would set a bad 
precedent. Ms. Lehane continued her report by stating 
that due to the lawsuit which has halted construction on 
the de Young Museum's new parking garage in Golden Gate 
Park, the relocation of monuments from the parking 
concourse is also currently on hold. Ms. Lehane stated 
that the Bufano sculptures have been successfully moved 
and Installed at the Randall Museum, and there will be a 
reception event for the pieces in May. She also reported 
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consider placement of the de Anza and Carlos Monuments 
somewhere at Lake Merced. 

Ms. Lehane introduced Linda Lustig and Regina Almaguer 
who would be presenting the design for the Abraham 
Lincoln Brigade Memorial proposed for Ferry Plaza Park. 
Ms. Lehane added that there are some concerns about the 
proposed design. Ms. Almaguer presented images of the 
mock-up and reminded Commissioners that they had 
reviewed the design in June 2003. She stated that there 
are concerns with the framework being construed as a 
climbing structure, and there are durability and 
conservation problems with the use of onyx. She added 
that the conservator's report indicated that the ink on the 
onyx would be vulnerable to permanent damage by 
solvents that are used to clean off graffiti. Ms. Lustig 
stated that although there are problems with the use of 
onyx, the visual effect is stunning. Commissioners Stermer 
and Guggenhiem asked if the piece could be proposed for 
an interior location. Ms. Lustig replied that the piece is 
activated by sunlight and that would diminish the visual 
effect of the work. She was also concerned that it would 
be impossible to find a suitable indoor location. She 
stated that she could ask the artists to redesign the piece 
so that it is not climbable. Commissioner Solomon stated 
that she liked the proposed design as is and that the 
framework gives the piece depth. Commissioner Stermer 
stated that the piece is very smart and beautiful and 
although not entirely practical for an outdoor setting, he 
feels it is a great piece. 

The foUowing motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design for the Abraham 

Lincoln Brigade Memorial. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

4. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by 
reminding Commissioners that at the last meeting she had 
presented the revised design by Cheonae Kim for the tiled 
walls for the Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna Honda 
Hospital. Based on the Commissioners recommendations 
from that meeting, Ms. Pontious presented new tiles that 
are subtler in color. She stated that Laguna Honda 
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added that although she could ask the artist to revise her 
design again, the architects are currently completing their 
specification writing and they need to Include the 
Information for the particular tile that will be used. Ms. 
Pontlous requested that the Commissioners approve the 
design for the yellow and white wall, so that the scope of 
the problem will be more defined. She added that she will 
consult with the artist and architects and bring the design 
back to the next meeting. 

Ms. Pontlous continued her report by presenting Lewis 
deSoto's tapestry mock-up for Laguna Honda Hospital. She 
stated that the artist Is revising the shadow color to be 
less red and more consistant with sepia-toned 
photographs. He also is doubling the width of the border 
tile motif. 

Ms. Pontlous also presented the final drawings for the 
mosaics by Owen Smith to be located in the neighborhoods 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. Ms. Pontlous explained that for 
each neighborhood the artist is creating a unique mosaic 
and relief artwork based on each of the four elements: 
earth, wind, water and fire. The elements will act as a 
visual identifier for the neighborhood. 

Finally, Ms. Pontlous presented the conceptual proposal by 
Wang Po Shu for Courtyard J at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
She explained that the artist did extensive research for his 
project Including meeting with and Interviewing doctors, 
other hospital staff and patients. Ms. Pontlous stated that 
the proposed cedar sculpture includes drip ponds. She 
added that the client likes that the sculpture would 
obscure the view of the loading dock from the courtyard. 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design of the yellow and 

white tiled wall by Cheonae Kim for the Aqua Therapy 

Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Moved: Stermer/Guggenheim 

Motion: Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's tapestry 
mock-up for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Wllsey 

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Motion: Motion to approve images by Owen Smith for 
neighborhoods at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement for $250,000 with Arlan 
Huang to fabricate, transport and install 1 5 glass panels 
with glass rondels and four 5'x5' glass block windows with 
35 glass stones each for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by 
Wang Po Shu for Courtyard J at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

5. JP Murphy Clubhouse Project 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer reported on the art 
enrichment project for the JP Murphy Clubhouse that is a 

park and clubhouse located on 9^^ Avenue near Pacheco 
and Ortega Streets. She reported that the selection panel 
met and chose four artists to interview for the project: 
Michael Carey, Glen Rogers, Ken Matsumoto and Scott 
Donahue. Ms. Almaguer presented slides of past work by 
each of the four finalists. The artists are scheduled to be 

interviewed on April 7^ . 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists 
for the JP Murphy Clubhouse Project and to pay each artist 
an honorarium of $300 to participate in the interview 
process: Michael Carey, Glen Rogers, Ken Matsumoto and 
Scott Donahue. 
Moved: Wilsey /Stermer 

6. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer reported on the art 
enrichment project for Pulgas Water Temple. She stated 
that the project has an art budget of $155,000, which shall 
be used for new entry gates to the facility on Crystal 
Springs Road. Ms. Almaguer reported that the selection 
panel met and chose three artists/artist teams to 
interview for the project and three alternates. Ms. 
Almaguer presented slides of past work by each of 
the finalists: Diana Pumpelly Bates, Tom Otterness, and 
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Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists 

for the Pulgas Water Temple Project and to pay each artist 

an honorarium of $1,500 for the development of a 

conceptual design proposal: Diana Pumpelly Bates, Tom 

Otterness, and the team of Ean Eldred and John 

Kashiwabara. 

Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as 
alternates for the Pulgas Water Temple Project, in order 
of preference: Eric Powell, Ed McGowin, Branden Zebold. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

7. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the 
progress of the Diller + Scofidio Project at the new 
Moscone Center. She stated the project is almost 

finished. There was a work session on March 4^^ and 5^^ in 
which most of the outstanding issues were resolved. Most 
importantly the motion system is running smoothly. Ms. 
Manton explained that in the recent storms, the screen 
incurred some minor water damage and added that 
Multimedia is currently resealing the screen. Ms. Manton 
stated that there have been some problems with the 
camera and that a Panasonic representative will be visiting 
the site to resolve that issue. Ms. Manton added that she 
and Program Associate Jennifer Loworn attended a 
tutorial to learn about the broadcast scheduling software 
that is used to program what video footage or live feed 
displays on the screen. 

8. Arts Commission Budget 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton explained that the 
Mayor's Office has recently requested that all city 
departments create a contingency budget with a 7.5% 
reduction in the current year (FY 2003-04) General Fund 
budget. Apparently, this "cut" is somewhat negotiable and 
it may not be necessary to make the entire cut. For the 
upcoming fiscal year (2004-05) there is a mandated 5.5% 
cut to the General Fund budget. In addition, the Mayor's 
Office is requesting a 15% contingency reduction plan. 
Because the state of the budget is potentially quite grave, 
Ms. Manton stated that she felt that it was important to 
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the budget process to discuss the Importance of preserving 
the Arts Commission's against any further cuts. 

9. Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton presented the MOD 
betv/een the Arts Commission and the Academy of Sciences 
and explained that she Incorporated the Committee's 
suggestions regarding the Whale Fountain, included 
protocol for the artist selection process, and added space 
on the selection panel for a citizen advisory group 
member. 

Ms. Manton added that the Academy of Sciences is 
required to comply with the Art Enrichment Ordinance 
requiring that 2% of the 2000 Bond money and up to 2% of 
the Stelnhart Aquarium Bond be used for the 
commissioning of artwork. She reported that Director of 
Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth met with the Director of 
the Academy of Sciences to propose an Art Enrichment 
budget of Two Million Dollars. We are waiting for their 
response. 

Ms. Manton reminded Commissioners that because the 
building's design is nearly complete and the architecture 
makes such a strong statement, the artwork will not be 
located in the building. Instead, the artwork may be 
located at either of the axial approaches to the building or 
at the outdoor trellised areas. Other possible sites may 
also be identified. 

Explanatory Document: MOU 

Motion: Motion to approve the MOU between the Arts 
Commission and the Academy of Sciences. 
Moved: Stermer/ Solomon 

10. Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins began his report by 
announcing that there is an opening reception for "The 
People's Republic" at the Gallery on March 19 from 6 - 8 
PM. The six artists in this exhibition document and subtly 
respond to the conditions, politics and cultures of global 
migration, particularly with respect to labor and 
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brochure and noted that it Includes an essay by local art 
writer Allison Bing. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that the Mayor attended the last 
opening reception at City Hall. There are currently four 
exhibitions on view: "415/514," Photographs by Amanda 
Marchand; "The Bay Area Seen," Work from the California 
Society of Printmakers; "Building Studies" by George 
Clapper; and "First 5-Family Focus/ Los Primeros 
5-Enfoque Familiar." 

Mr. Jenkins continued his report by explaining that each 
year the San Francisco Foundation awards a number of 
MFA students with the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowhips in 
the Fine Arts with $2,500 to assist these students in 
pursuing graduate academic fine arts study. In addition to 
the monetary award, The San Francisco Arts Commission 
Gallery sponsors an annual exhibit featuring the work of 
the Murphy Fellowship winners. Fellowship applicants 
must be a graduate fine arts student at one of the 
following seven Bay Area colleges and universities: 
Academy of Art College, California College of Arts and 
Crafts, John F. Kennedy University, Mills College, San 
Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, 
Stanford University, or the University of California at 
Berkeley. Mr. Jenkins stated that if the Commissioners 
approve the proposed jurors, they authorize those jurors 
to make the artist selections. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following jurors for the 
Murphy and Cadogan Award show, sponsored by the SF 
Foundation: Courtney Fink, Executive Director, Southern 
Exposure; Rene de Guzman, Visual Arts Curator, Verba 
Buena Center; Steve Seid, Video Curator, Pacific Film 
Archive, Berkeley. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

1 1 . New Business 

As an item of new business. Commissioner Stermer 
proposed that the Arts Commission sponsor a program of 
murals on buses. He stated that the technology for shrink 
wrapping buses with advertisement could allow for an 
exciting venue for mobile murals. 



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As an item of old business, Public Art Program Director Jill 
Manton announced the successful installation of the new 
sculpture "Invocation" by Pepe Ozan at the Cesar Chavez 
overpass. 



Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 

5:00 p.m. 

Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 

Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 

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INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 



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This Memorandum of Understanding dated March 5, 2004 constitutes a mutual agreement 
between the San Francisco Arts Commission (Arts Commission) and the California Academy of 
Sciences (Academy) for the purposes of defining the working relationship and responsibilities of 
each party relative to the application of the Art Enrichment Ordinance for the Academy Project. 

The Arts Commission and the Academy have agreed to the following procedures and 
management structure regarding the implementation of the Art Enrichment Ordinance. The Arts 
Commission will establish an Academy Arts Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to 
provide oversight and recommendations regarding the implementation of the Art Enrichment 
Ordinance. 

1. Purpose 

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations regarding the 
implementation of the Art Enrichment Program to be developed for the Academy in accordance 
with Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. These recommendations will 
encompass the following: 

A. Articulate art program parameters and objectives; 

B. Identify general conceptual approaches that may be complementary to the 
Academy's design and programmatic objectives; 

C. Identify appropriate locations for the placement of artwork; 

D. Nominate artists and review artist qualifications; 

E. Interview short-listed artists; 

F. Recommend preferred artist and rank alternates; 

G. Review progress of artwork design at various stages of development; 

H. Make recommendations to either approve or disapprove design of artwork; and 

I. Articulate or approve the milestones that are to be performed in each contract 

along with the corresponding payment for each milestone based upon staff 
recommendations . 

2. Advisory Committee Composition. The Advisory Committee will be comprised of the 
following members: 

Member of the Arts Commission 

Senior Academy Staff or Board of Trustee Member 

Representative from the Recreation and Park Department 



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2 Guest Arts Professionals - one to be nominated by the Academy and one to be 
nominated by the Arts Commission, each subject to reasonable approval of the other 
party. 

Project Architect represented by Chong Partners Architecture 

Representative from Fine Arts Museum Curatorial Staff 

Representative from Academy of Sciences Citizen's Advisory Group 



3. Goals 

A. Commission a project that is complementary to the Academy's mission and 
purpose and appropriate for its audience and constituency. 

B. Commission an art project(s) that represents the highest artistic standards. 

C. Commission a project that is consistent with and enhances the architecture of the 
new Academy and acknowledges its location within Golden Gate Park. 

D. Commission a project that is vandal-resistant and requires only standard, not 
specialized, maintenance. 

4. Process and Roles 

A. The role of the Advisory Committee shall be to undertake the activities specified 
in Section 1. 

B. The role of Arts Commission staff shall be to support the Advisory Committee 
through the following actions, in consultation widi Academy staff and the 
Advisory Committee: 

1. Facilitate with Academy staff and the architectural team an orientation 
session and make available any supporting materials to develop a 
familiarity with overall project and site. 

2. Work with Advisory Committee to establish project specific criteria to be 
incorporated into a Request for Qualifications to be published by the Arts 
Commission. 

3. Organize and manage the artist selection process. This shall consist of a 
review of artists' past work and accomplishments as represented by slides 
and resumes. Artist candidates are not asked to submit a specific proposal 
at this point in the process. 



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4. Coordinate all aspects of the interview process, including making travel 
arrangements if applicable and scheduling an orientation for the artists in 
advance of the actual interview. 

5. Negotiate and manage the artist's design and implementation contracts 
and make presentations to the Advisory Committee, Academy and Arts 
Commission to seek approval and/or direction at key intervals in the 
design process. 

C. The role of the Academy staff and architectural team shall be to support and 
provide input to the Advisory Committee and to coordinate with Arts 
Commission staff where appropriate. In furtherance of the goals set forth in 3. A 
and C above, activities of the Advisory Committee will require close coordination 
and consultation with the architectural team to ensure compatibility and 
appropriate integration between art and architecture. 

5. Decisions and Authority 

The City Charter gives the Arts Commission jurisdiction over the placement of all artwork on 
City property. However, it is the policy of the Arts Commission to work cooperatively with the 
Academy from project inception through project completion. To this end, all recommendations 
made by the Advisory Conmiittee shall be subject to the approval of both the Academy and the 
Arts Commission. Both parties agree to act in a reasonable and timely manner regarding art 
enrichment decisions. 

In the event that the parties do not agree with any of the Advisory Committee's 
recommendations, the Academy and Arts Commission may wish to exercise one or more of the 
following options. 

A. Ask the artist to offer another design proposal. 

B. If either of the parties finds the design proposal unacceptable and the artist is 
either unwilling or unable to produce an acceptable alternate, the Arts 
Commission may exercise its option to terminate its agreement with the artist. 
The next highest ranking short-listed artist candidate will be invited to develop a 
design proposal. 

C. Initiate a new artist recruitment/artist selection process to find a new candidate. 

6. Funding 

The sole source of Academy funding for the activities of the Advisory Committee, Arts 
Commission staff administrative time and expenses as well as all cost associated with the 
development and implementation of the artwork commissioned for the Academy of Sciences 
project shall be Art Enrichment funds as identified in the Art Enrichment Report and consistent 
with Administrative Code Section 3.19. These funds shall be transferred to the Arts Commission 
upon request. 



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A separate source of funding shall be provided by the Academy of Sciences to the Arts 
Commission for services relative to the removal of the Whale Fountain from the Academy 
premises to its relocation at another site. 



Approved: 



Richard Newirth 

Director of Cultural Affairs Date: 



Dr. J. Patrick Kociolek Date: 

Director, California Academy of Sciences 



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1. Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Lucien 
Labaudt titled Shampoo at Moss Beach to the 
exhibition: Surrealism USA, organized by the National 
Academy of Design, NY and touring to the Phoenix Art 
Museum and a 3rd venue to be determined. Loan 
dates January 2005 - February 2007. 

2. Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Robert 
Bechtle titled San Francisco Nova to the exhibition: 
Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective, organized by the San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art and touring to the 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Loan dates 
January 2005 - October 2005. 

3. Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Maurice 
Lapp titled Urban Forms to the exhibition: Maurice 
Lapp Retrospective, organized by the Sonoma County 
Arts Council, Santa Rosa. Loan dates January 2005 - 
May 2005. 

2. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

MotioniMotion to pay Meleksah David up to $6,000 
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Debra Lehane 

Report regarding review of mural design by Demetra 

Captain proposed for 3154 M^^ Street and the Curatorial 
Committee decision to decline approval, and report on 
Hamilton Pool mural. 

4. JP Murphy Clubhouse 
Regina Almaguer 

Motion:Motion to approve artist Michael Carey's 
conceptual design for artwork for the JP Murphy Clubhouse 
project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a contract with artist Michael Carey in 
an amount not to exceed $29,000 for the design 
development, fabrication, transportation and installation 
of a figurative sculpture for JP Murphy Clubhouse. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised tile color palette by 
Cheonae Kim for the Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna 
Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to increase the contract with Ann 
Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell by $240,000 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $250,000 for construction 
documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of 
their photographic light box artworks for Laguna Honda 
Hospital. 

6. Art on Market Street Temporary Projects 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of application materials of two final artists, 
Tom Ferentz and The Sixth Street Photography Workshop 
and the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
Carlson, and one alternate artist, Kim Epifano of Epiphany 
Productions recommended by the Artist Selection Panel for 
the Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program for 
2004/05. 

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team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson's proposal for 
the Art on Market Street Temporary Project Program for 
2004/05, with Kim Epifano of Epiphany Productions' 
proposal as an alternate. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs 
entering into contract with Tom Ferentz and Amanda 
Herman in an amount not to exceed $12,500, for "Talking 
Market Street: If Market Street Could Talk," an art project 
for the Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program 
for 2004/05. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs 
entering into contract with Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
Carlson in an amount not to exceed $17,075 for 
"Endangered Seed Project," an art project for the Art on 
Market Street Temporary Projects Program for 2004/05, 
pending approval of the site. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs 
entering into contract with Kim Epifano of Epiphany 
Productions in an amount not to exceed $16,000 for 
"Lotta's Opera," an art project for the Art on Market 
Street Temporary Projects Program for 2004/05, in the 
event that one of the two finalists' projects does not 
proceed to implementation. 

7. Moscone Center 
Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Update 

8. Stern Grove 
Jill Manton 

Request for VAC Liaison on Panel 

9. Visitacion Valley Clubhouse 

Jill Manton I Khsten Zaremba 

Staff update on the status of Victor Zaballa's gate and 

fence project for the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. 

10. Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant 

J/7/ Manton I Kristen Zaremba 
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Motion: Motion to make final payment to artist Victor 
Zaballa on his design contract for the Southeast Water 
Pollution Control Plant for an amount not to exceed 
$2,500. 

11. New Business 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

4/21/2004 



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sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
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J Commissioners Present 

CJ5' Stanlee Gatti, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

/ "V Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Regina Almaguer, Rupert Jenkins, Debra 
Lehane, Jennifer Loworn, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:00 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1. Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Lucien Labaudt titled 
Shampoo at Moss Beach to the exhibition: Surrealism USA, organized by 
the National Academy of Design, NY and touring to the Phoenix Art 
Museum and a 3rd venue to be determined. Loan dates January 2005 - 
February 2007. 

2. Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Robert Bechtle titled San 
Francisco Nova to the exhibition: Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective, 
organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and touring to the 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Loan dates January 2005 - October 
2005. 

3. Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Maurice Lapp titled Urban 
Forms to the exhibition: Maurice Lapp Retrospective, organized by the 
Sonoma County Arts Council, Santa Rosa. Loan dates January 2005 - May 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

2. Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that Gallery Manager Natasha Garcia- 
Lomas is leaving. She has been with the gallery for three years and has made a 
huge impact on the gallery. She'll be working temporarily at Villa Montalvo. 
Mr. Jenkins also reported that the gallery has been working on strategic 
planning with its advisory board. There will be a full day planning retreat in 
May. He invited any interested Commissioner to attend. Mr. Jenkins added 
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photo exhibition about the recent gay weddings. 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to pay Meleksah Henderson up to $6,000 honoraria for gallery 

internship services, starting May 1, 2004, at the rate of no more than $1,000 

per month. 

Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

3. Collections Report 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane began her report by 
providing context related to a letter that was sent to Commissioners from the 
Mural Resource Center regarding a proposed mural by Demetra Captain. Ms. 
Lehane explained that the staff Curatorial Committee reviewed Ms. Captain's 
mural design proposed for 31 54 17*^ Street to be funded by the Mayor's 
Neighborhood Beautification Fund. At that review in November 2003 the 
Committee declined to approve the proposal based on poorly rendered 
elements of the design and other concerns. The artist was given the option to 
address the Committee's concerns. The artist resubmitted her design in 
January 2004 and because the problems had not been adequately resolved, the 
Committee declined to approve the revised design. Ms. Lehane reported that 
Arts Commission approval is not needed for the artist to be able to paint the 
mural on the proposed site since the property is privately owned. The artist 
does however need the Arts Commission's approval in order to receive the 
funding from the Neighborhood Beautification fund. Commissioner Gatti stated 
that although he trusts staff's opinion, he would like to see the proposed 
design. Ms. Lehane stated that she would get the proposed design from the 
artist for the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

Ms. Lehane also reported on the Hamilton Pool Mural, which was discussed at 
the Civic Design Committee meeting. There was some debate whether the 
mural was installed legally and if it can be painted over. There was a question 
about whether the mural was impacting the overall redesign of the pool. Ms. 
Lehane stated that the Arts Commission had approved the mural to be painted 
in sepia tones, not the bright colors that were used. Ms. Lehane is also 
researching which location was approved. She stated that the Hamilton Pool 
project is currently on indefinite hold, so the question about the mural may be 
moot. 

Ms. Lehane stated that at a future Visual Arts Committee meeting she will be 
asking for approval to relocate the Goethe and Schiller Monument from near 
the Academy of Sciences to the end of the concourse. She stated that this is 
the only location that wouldn't have an impact on any major tree roots. The 
cherry tree that is currently in that location will be removed and a screen will 
be placed behind the monument. 

Ms. Lehane ended her report by stating that at the next meeting she hopes to 
be requesting approval to relocate the de Anza and Carlos Monuments 
somewhere at Lake Merced. 

4. JP Murphy Clubhouse 

Project Manager Regina Almaguer reported on the art enrichment project for 
the JP Murphy Clubhouse. She reminded Commissioners that she had presented 
work by the four finalists at the last Visual Arts Committee meeting. She 
stated that the selection panel met for a second time to interview the finalists 
and recommended Michael Carey for the project. She presented a site plan of 
the clubhouse and explained that the artist proposes to create a bronze figure, 
approximately five feet tall, mounted on a seven to eight foot tall stainless 
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The stainless steel base will be patinated to complement the color tones of the 
bronze sculpture. The base will have cutout animal imagery, backed by 
aluminum sheeting, which allows the imagery to contrast with the base. 
Commissioner Gatti stated that he liked the sculpture, but didn't care for the 
base. He added that the piece should not be titled "St. Francis." 
Commissioner Stermer stated that the iconography of St. Francis with birds 
mounted on his outstretched arms is a very common image in art and that it 
needn't be associated with any organized religion. 

Staff was directed to work with the artist to resolve any issues regarding the 
use of aluminum insets in the stainless steel base. Staff will investigate 
whether using these two metals in tandem will cause negative reactions. 

Motion:Motion to approve artist Michael Carey's conceptual design for artwork 
for the JP Murphy Clubhouse project. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with artist Michael Carey in an amount not to exceed $29,000 for the 
design development, fabrication, transportation and installation of a figurative 
sculpture for JP Murphy Clubhouse. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by reminding Commissioners 
that she had previously presented various versions of the design by Cheonae 
Kim for the tiled walls at the Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Ms. Pontious explained that the artist was commissioned to create a design for 
the wall using the tile that was specified in the architectural budget. The 
Commission approved the artist's original design, but unfortunately the 
proposed colors were not available in the specified tile sizes. Ms. Pontious 
stated that the artist has created several color groupings, but her last two 
proposed color palettes were not approved. Now she has come up with two 
new color groupings: one with a matte surface and the other with a shiny 
surface. Ms. Pontious presented the current revised color schemes to the staff 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. Hospital staff said that they liked both and would 
defer to the artist. The artist prefers the shinier palette. Commissioner Gatti 
stated that he likes the revised color palettes. 

Ms. Pontious continued her report by explaining that the conceptual design by 
Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell had been previously approved and the 
artists are currently working on design development. Ms. Pontious is now 
requesting approval for the artists to proceed with construction documents. 
This approval is needed so that the artists can build prototypes and provide 
information that is needed for the architectural drawings. Once the artists 
have resolved their design, she will bring it to the Visual Art Committee for 
approval. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised tile color palette by Cheonae Kim for 
the Aqua Therapy Center at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to increase the contract with Ann Chamberlain and Bernie 
Lubell by $240,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $250,000 for 
construction documents, fabrication, transportation and installation of their 
photographic light box artworks for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 



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Art on Market Street Temporary Projects 

Project Manager Judy Moran reported that the artist selection panel for the Art 
on Market Street Temporary Projects Program met and selected two proposed 
projects and an alternate. She presented the application materials of the 
artists recommended by the selection panel: The artist team of Virginia 
Hopkins and Victoria Carlson; Tom Ferentz and the Sixth Street Photography 
Workshop; and the alternate artist, Kim Epifano of Epiphany Productions. 

Ms. Moran presented slides of photographs by Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
Carlson who propose to do a project about the seeds of rare and endangered 
plants. Ms. Moran explained that the artists propose to create vinyl banners 
featuring the images of nearly extinct seeds greatly enlarged to be hung in the 
windows of the Ferry Building. The artists would also create explanatory 
signage to be located at street level. The project would also include 
companion lectures by an ethnobotanist. Commissioner Stermer stated that 
this project would certainly be supported from both within and outside the art 
community. Commissioner Gatti stated that the Ferry Building is a good venue 
for temporary projects and added that the seed project would tie in well with 
the farmer's market. Ms. Moran added that the project could be publicized at 
the farmer's market. 

Next, Ms. Moran presented the proposal by Tom Ferentz and the Sixth Street 
Photography Workshop, which would include three evenings of slide shows on 
outdoor public walls at two sites along Market Street: two presentations at a 
site near the Luggage Store and one presentation at One Bush Plaza. The 
project would be directed by Tom Ferentz and Amanda Herman, They would 
be working with people who live near Market Street on creating the images 
through photography workshops for six months. Ms. Moran presented examples 
of past work by Tom Ferentz and the Sixth Street Photography Workshop. Ms. 
Moran added that the panel recommended that the budget be adjusted to 
include honoraria for the photographers as well as the lead artist and his 
collaborator. Commissioner Stermer agreed that it is important to pay the 
participants who are producing the work. 

Commissioner Gatti asked why the slide presentations are structured as events 
rather than being ongoing. Ms. Moran stated that the project budget cannot 
afford having staff present to operate the equipment on an ongoing basis. 
Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that she will explore whether 
there is a secure location where automated equipment could be set up to run 
so that it's not on the street and does not need to be staffed. Commissioner 
Stermer stated that it would take a disciplined audience to watch the entire 
slide show if it were presented as an event, whereas, if the slide show were 
ongoing, people could just happen upon it. Ms. Moran stated that it is not 
possible to have technical productions without ongoing specialized supervision, 
so she proposed a compromise by having an extended screening that might last 
several hours each weekend. Commissioner Stermer expressed support of this 
idea. 

Finally, Ms. Moran presented the work by the alternate, Kim Epifano of 
Epiphany Productions, who proposes to create a performance event called 
"Lotta's Opera" that would be about the history of the buildings at the time of 
the 1906 earthquake along a section of Market Street. The event would include 
dance, theater and song, and would feature eight dancers and two opera 
singers. The performers would lead the audience down one city block as the 
performance unfolds. Ms. Moran presented a video clip from an Epiphany 
Productions performance in San Diego. 

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dance on the street, but he is concerned that it needs to look professional. He 
added that San Francisco has a strong tradition of street performance, and 
some attempt would have to be made to distinguish this event from street 
theater. Ms. Moran stated that if this project were to go forward, she would 
expect to make the event as professional as resources would allow and she said 
she would welcome the Commissioners' advice. 

Motion: Motion to approve Tom Ferentz and The Sixth Street Photography 
Workshop's proposal, and the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
Carlson's proposal for the Art on Market Street Temporary Project Program for 
2004/05, with Kim Epifano of Epiphany Productions' proposal as an alternate. 
Moved: Solomon /Stermer 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs entering into 
contract with Tom Ferentz and Amanda Herman in an amount not to exceed 
$17,000, for "Talking Market Street: If Market Street Could Talk," an art 
project for the Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program for 2004/05. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs entering into 
contract with Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson in an amount not to exceed 
$17,075 for "Endangered Seed Project," an art project for the Art on Market 
Street Temporary Projects Program for 2004/05, pending approval of the site. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs entering into 
contract with Kim Epifano of Epiphany Productions in an amount not to exceed 
$16,000 for "Lotta's Opera," an art project for the Art on Market Street 
Temporary Projects Program for 2004/05, in the event that one of the two 
finalists' projects does not proceed to implementation. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project at the new Moscone Center. She stated the project is almost 
finished. The screen is moving smoothly and the LED video is working. The sign 
off days for the system are projected to be on May 14^^ and 15'^'^. Ms. Manton 
mentioned that she is concerned about the ongoing maintenance of the motion 
system. During the design process she was assured that the piece would be 
automated and would require very little maintenance. She is talking to 
Moscone about their staff performing a routine system check every morning. 
Some money remains in the maintenance reserve that can be used to pay 
Moscone staff. Ear Studio will also require a small annual fee for maintenance 
of the LED text. She stated that Pol-X West will be doing two a month for the 
first few months that the project is up and running. After that, there will be a 
monthly inspection. She added that when the project was being planned 
Moscone had funding reserves and there was some discussion and implied 
agreements that Moscone would contribute to the cost of maintaining the 
project. Now with the City's financial crisis the reserves have been depleted. 
Commissioner Gatti inquired about the cost of the monthly inspections. Ms. 
Manton responded that the first annual budget from Pol-X West calls for 1 5 
visits at $1 ,000 per visit. She added that she has observed the daily start up 
and it takes ten to fifteen minutes. Commissioner Gatti recommended that Ms. 
Manton discuss with the artists the possibility of keeping the video screen in 
one location. Ms. Manton stated that she is hopeful that Moscone will be 
willing to perform the daily system start up. She added that she hopes that the 
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which could be used to offset maintenance costs. Director of Cultural Affairs 
Richard Newirth suggested that a maintenance endowment be created. 

8. Stern Grove 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the art enrichment project 
at Stern Grove. She stated that a call for artists has been distributed and she 
asked the Commissioners to pass on any recommendations of artists. The public 
art will be located in the meadow and the artwork will be concrete, stone, 
bronze, or wood. Due to the size of the budget ($50,000) the competition is 
limited to Bay Area artists. Ms. Manton stated that she'd like a Commission 
liaison on the panel, which would begin meeting in late May. Commissioner 
Solomon volunteered to be part of the selection process. 

9. Visitacion Valley Clubhouse 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton and Project Manager Kristen Zaremba 
gave an update on the status of Victor Zaballa's gate and fence project for the 
Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. Ms. Manton explained that Nina Dunbar had been 
managing the project prior to her maternity leave. She added that Ms. 
Zaremba has done a formidable job trying to resolve the project's final 
fabrication and paint performance problems. The artist and his fabricator are 
in dispute about this project and others, leading to further delays in addressing 
these problems and completing the work, Ms. Zaremba found a contractor to 
provide a solution to the paint problem, and the artist has continued to work 
on the structural and hardware defects. Now the artist's subcontractor has 
filed a Stop Notice, freezing funds remaining in the contract, and causing the 
painting contractor to stop, as the artist does not have the financial means to 
pay them to complete their work. 

Ms. Zaremba presented images of the clubhouse fence and gates as installed, 
explaining that when Ms. Dunbar went on maternity leave it was thought that 
the project was close to completion. However the issues related to fabrication 
soon came up. The artist is also having serious health problems and was trying 
to manage an unreliable subcontractor. Ms. Zaremba stated that the gates 
arrived late with the paint defects, scratches and that exposed metal surfaces 
soon began rusting. She added that the artist had been put in default on the 
contract once already, and was sent a demand letter to finish the artwork, 
which he was unable to do. The artist is currently trying to obtain bonds to 
allow for the release of funds from the contract. In the meantime, due to 
safety concerns, the Arts Commission has been obligated to contract directly 
with the painters currently on site to complete the project using another 
funding source. She reported that the Arts Commission will work with the city 
attorney to take all necessary steps to terminate the contract with the artist 
because he is in default. Once this occurs, the Arts commission will deduct the 
cost of remedying the problem from the contract balance. The client. 
Recreation and Parks, will be satisfied because the project is now being 
completed. 

10. Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton and Project Manager Kristen Zaremba 
gave an update on the art enrichment project design by Victor Zaballa for the 
Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant, Ms. Zaremba stated that the project 
has been in the works for three years and the staff at the Southeast Water 
Pollution Control Plant loved the proposed tile and mosaic mural, Ms. Zaremba 
reiterated that the artist is very ill and she thinks that he may not be able to 
complete the project on his own, based on his performance on the Visitacion 
Valley Clubhouse project. She explained that Arts Commission staff had 
suggested to the artist the possibility of having another mosaic artist or 
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The artist does not support that option, but he is currently trying to find new 
architects and contractors to help him execute the work. Ms. Manton stated 
that she is afraid that it would be irresponsible of the Public Art Program to go 
forward with the project based upon his past performance, however, she feels 
bad about the artist's health. The Commissioners concurred that the 
Commission should not enter into a fabrication contract with the artist for this 
project. Commissioner Gatti stated that the program needs to set its limits. 
Commissioner Solomon stated that it is not unusual for artists to be 
commissioned to create designs that are never realized, although they are paid 
for their design. Commissioner Stermer stated that the program should cut its 
losses. Ms. Manton stated that the artist has already purchased thousands of 
dollars worth of materials for the mosaic and tile work, which were not 
authorized under his design contract. Commissioner Stermer recommended 
that we pay the artist the remaining $2,500 of his design contract, and then 
end the project. 

Motion: Motion to make final payment to artist Victor Zaballa on his design 
contract for the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant for an amount not to 
exceed $2,500. 
Moved: Stermer/Solomon 

1 1 . New Business 

Director of Cultural AffairsRichard Newirth introduced Katie Sevier from the 
Goldman School of Public Policy at U. C. Berkeley who has been studying, as 
part of her Master's thesis, the Public Art Program's cost of doing business. Mr, 
Newirth stated that her research is providing the agency with very useful 
information and ideas for future possible legislative change. Ms. Sevier has 
researched the best practices of other programs around the country. Mr, 
Newirth stated that her work is incredibly valuable and the agency is very 
appreciative. 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton was approached by a private 
fundraising group who are working to renovate the windmill in Golden Gate 
Park, They were interested in including a Public Art component. Initially Ms. 
Manton thought that the art enrichment budget of $10,000 was too small. 
However, the group wanted to commission a sound work that could be 
performed at the windmill's opening. Ms. Manton consulted with composer 
Paul Drescher and he felt that $10,000 would be an adequate budget to 
commission a musical composition. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:07 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 5/11/2004 

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3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 MAY 1 4 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

^Agenda 

1. Consent 

1 . Motion to deaccession and return to the artist a v^ork 
by Judith Linhares titled Turkey, 1978, oil on canvas, 
72" X 68" (1980.5) purchased for the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

2. Motion to approve the relocation of the Goethe 
Schiller monument from the north end of the 
Academy of Sciences in the Music Concourse of 
Golden Gate Park to a location 200 feet away on the 
north side of the intersecting pedestrian path that 
links to the Rhododendron Dell. 

3. Motion to approve Wang Po Shu and Douglas Mollis as 
part of the juror's pool for the Stern Grove and Pine 
Lake Park Project. 

2. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

3. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

4. Art on Market Street Program 
Judy Moron 

Presentation of slides and proposals of four finalists and 
one alternate for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster 
Series 2005 as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel 



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for this year's competition. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposals of Maria Forde; 
artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team 
Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 
Kamau Amu Patton; with Art Hazelwood as an alternate, 
for posters for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate contracts with Maria Forde, 
artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team 
Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 
Kamau Amu Patton for the development of six final designs 
and printing of 24 posters for installation in 24 kiosks on 
Market Street for consecutive three months exhibition 
periods from February, 2005, to February 2006, in an 
amount not to exceed $8,500 per contract. 

5. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Update 

6. Central Subway 
Jill Manton 
Update 

7. Art Enrichment Ordinance 
J/7/ Manton 

Discussion Regarding Possible Revisions to Art Enrichment 
Ordinance 

8. New Business 

Jill Manton 

Schedule Projects Orientation for new Commissioners 

9. Old Business 

10. Adjournment 

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INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before 
or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound- producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the 
removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the 
ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar 
sound- producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence 
local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign 
and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information 
about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and web 
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MAY 2 1 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



^ Agenda 

1. Consent 

1 . Motion to deaccession and return to the artist a work 
by Judith Linhares titled Turkey, 1978, oil on canvas, 
72" X 68" (1980.5) purchased for the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

2. Motion to approve the relocation of the Goethe 
Schiller monument from the north end of the 
Academy of Sciences in the Music Concourse of 
Golden Gate Park to a location 200 feet away on the 
north side of the intersecting pedestrian path that 
links to the Rhododendron Dell. 

3. Motion to approve Wang Po Shu and Douglas Mollis as 
part of the juror's pool for the Stern Grove and Pine 
Lake Park Project. 

2. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

3. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

4. Art on Market Street Program 
Judy Moran 



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Presentation of slides and proposals of four finalists and 
one alternate for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster 
Series 2005 as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel 
for this year's competition. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposals of Maria Forde; 
artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team 
Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 
Kamau Amu Patton; with Art Hazelwood as an alternate, 
for posters for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into separate contracts with Maria Forde, 
artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team 
Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 
Kamau Amu Patton for the development of six final designs 
and printing of 24 posters for installation in 24 kiosks on 
Market Street for consecutive three months exhibition 
periods from February, 2005, to February 2006, in an 
amount not to exceed $8,500 per contract. 

5. Moscone Center 
Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Update 

6. Central Subway 
J/7/ Manton 
Update 

7. Art Enrichment Ordinance 
Jill Manton 

Discussion Regarding Possible Revisions to Art Enrichment 
Ordinance 

8. New Business 
Jill Manton 

Schedule Projects Orientation for new Commissioners 

9. Old Business 

10. Adjournment 

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copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 
240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 
INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before 
or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the 
removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the 
ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar 
sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence 
local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign 
and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information 
about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and web 
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:^ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 

^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

*^ Monday, June 7, 2004 

2:30 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

C ^Agenda JUN - 1 2004 

;■ 1. Consent SAN FRANCISCO 

1 . Motion to deaccession and return to the artist a work by Judith Linhares PUBLIC LIBRARY 

, titled Turkey, 1978, oil on canvas, 72" x 68" (1980.5) purchased for the 

San Francisco International Airport. -0 1 - 4 A 1 1 : ^i 1 i< i- v u 

'^ 1. Motion to approve the relocation of the Goethe Schiller monument from 

the north end of the Academy of Sciences in the Music Concourse of 

Golden Gate Park to a location 200 feet away on the north side of the 

intersecting pedestrian path that links to the Rhododendron Dell. 
3. Motion to approve Wang Po Shu and Douglas Mollis as part of the juror's 

pool for the Stern Grove and Pine Lake Park Project. 

2. Art on Market Street Program 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of slides and proposals of four finalists and one alternate for the 
Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2005 as recommended by the Artist 
Selection Panel for this years competition. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposals of Maria Forde; artist team Jessica 
Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio 
Michelo; and Kamau Amu Patton; with Art Hazelwood as an alternate, for 
posters for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2005. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into • 

separate contracts with Maria Forde, artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia 

Carlisle; artist team Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 

Kamau Amu Patton for the development of six final designs and printing of 24 

posters for installation in 24 kiosks on Market Street for consecutive three 

months exhibition periods from February, 2005, to February 2006, in an amount 

not to exceed $8,500 per contract. 

3. New Business 

4. Old Business 

5. Adjournment 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: {Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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^ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Monday, June 7, 2004 
2:30 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

-:r Minutes 

JUL - 2 2004 
Commissioners Present 

^ Maya Draisin, Stanlee Gatti, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, SAN FRANCISCO 

^ Dugald Stermer; Absent: Dede Wilsey. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, Jennifer 
Loworn, Jill Manton, Judy Moran. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 2:30 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to deaccession and return to the artist a work by Judith Linhares 
titled Turkey, 1978, oil on canvas, 72 x 68 " (1980.5) purchased for the 
San Francisco International Airport. 

2. Motion to approve the relocation of the Goethe Schiller monument from 
the north end of the Academy of Sciences in the Music Concourse of 
Golden Gate Park to a location 200 feet away on the north side of the 
intersecting pedestrian path that links to the Rhododendron Dell. 

3. Motion to approve V^ang Po Shu and Douglas Hollis as part of the juror's 
pool for the Stern Grove and Pine Lake Park Project. 

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Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Solomon 

2. Art on Market Street Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran announced that the artist selection panel for the 
Art on Market Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series met and selected Maria Forde; 
artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle; artist team Julio Morales, Jonas 
Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and Kamau Amu Patton; with Art Hazelwood as an 
alternate. Ms. Moran presented slides of past work for each finalist and 
described each of their proposals. She explained that each of the artists will be 
creating specific designs which will be brought back to the Visual Arts 
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Artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia Carlisle propose to take classical 
photographs of gay and lesbian couples who were married at City Hall earlier 
this year. The photographs will feature the couples at well-known landmark 
locations around San Francisco. 

Maria Forde, a painter who creates drawings and paintings in thematic series, 
proposes to create paintings of women pickpockets who worked near Market 
Street at the beginning of the 20th Century. Each poster will incorporate an 
image of a pickpocket, her name and method of operation, based on historic 
photographs. 

Artists Julio Morales and Jonas Melvin have teamed up with high school student 
Claudio Michelo to propose a project inspired by Herb Caen's classic question of 
San Francisco residents: "What's new?" Claudio Michelo will photograph and 
record on audiotape his experiences, as well as answers by other pedestrians 
and workers to the question, "What's new?" on Market Street on his way to 
school. Julio Morales and Jonas Melvin would then digitally collage the imagery 
and text to create the poster designs. 

Kamau Amu Patton proposes to create a series of poster designs similar to 
advertisements for a new film or television show. The posters will include 
human figures, animals and magical beasts interacting in their own world, 
creating an urban mythology. 

Alternate, Art Hazelwood proposes to create two color linocut prints depicting 
six protest marches that have occurred along Market Street, including: The 
General Strike, The Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam Antiwar Protests, and The 
Gay Rights Movement. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he was concerned that this year's proposed 
poster design concepts are political and wondered if there was a discussion 
regarding that issue at the selection panel meeting. Ms. Moran stated that no 
specific direction regarding political content was given to the selection panel 
and that each year's Market Street poster series reflects the values and 
aesthetics of that year's panel, although the panel is informed that it must 
follow the selection criteria stated in the Request for Proposals. Public Art 
Program Director Jill Manton stated that the Market Street program was 
designed to allow for artwork with more sensitive content since the exhibitions 
are temporary. She added that the request for proposals calls for artists to 
respond to the Market Street context. Commission Przyblyski responded that 
this year's proposals do meet that criterion. She stated that the artwork of Art 
Hazelwood is very appropriate to Market Street and its history. She suggested 
that the proposal by the artist team of Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio 
Michelo needed further development and wondered how much curatorial 
guidance was provided to the Market Street poster artists by the staff. Ms. 
Moran explained that staff does provide curatorial guidance and feedback to 
each artist as they develop their designs, so that the designs reflect the artist's 
approved proposal concept, and are high quality artworks appropriate for 
Market Street. She further explained that the designs must be approved first by 
Public Art Program staff, then the Arts Commission, before the posters are 
printed. Commissioner Gatti stated that although we do not want to censor the 
artists, he would like to see more artworks that are uplifting and make people 
feel good. He feels that the political content of some of the current Kiosk 
Poster proposals is problematic at this time, when the City is undergoing severe 
financial difficulties. 

^otion.-Motion to approve the proposals of Maria Forde; artist team Jessica 
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Michelo; and Kamau Amu Patton; with Art Hazelwood as an alternate, for 
posters for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2005. 
Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
separate contracts with Maria Forde, artist team Jessica Hobbs and Felecia 
Carlisle; artist team Julio Morales, Jonas Melvin and Claudio Michelo; and 
Kamau Amu Patton for the development of six final designs and printing of 24 
posters for installation in 24 kiosks on Market Street for consecutive three 
months exhibition periods from February, 2005, to February 2006, in an amount 
not to exceed $8,500 per contract. 
Moved: Solomon /Przyblyski 

3. New Business 

4. Old Business 

5. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 6/18/2004 

6/18/2004 



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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 

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25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




-^Agenda 

Consent 

1 . Motion to approve Champions of Market Street, six final poster designs 
for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2004, by artist Katherine 
Aoki, to be printed and installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street from 
August 13 to November 11, 2004, 



2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

3. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

4. Moscone Center 
Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Project Update 

5. Central Subway 

J/7/ Manton 
Update 

6. Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Jill Manton 

Review of Proposed Revisions to Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Explanatory Document: Legislative Digest and Ordinance 

7. Octavia Boulevard 

J/7/ Manton 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve the final design by V/ang Po Shu for an artwork for 
the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project, 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with artist Wang Po Shu for fabrication, transportation and installation 
of an artwork for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project in an amount not 
to exceed $142,500. 

8. PUC Projects 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 



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9. New Business 

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Schedule Projects and Process Orientation for new Commissioners 

10. Old Business 

1 1 . Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items v/iU be taken before or during 
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[Art Enrichment Allocations for Administration, Maintenance and Consen/ation.] 

Ordinance amending Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative code to clarify 
the means of calculating the final Art Enrichment amount, to clarify the applicability of 
the Art Enrichment requirement and to give the Arts Commission authority to 
determine the portion of Art Enrichment funds necessary to defray the administrative, 
maintenance and conservation costs associated with new and existing works of public 
art. 

Existing Law 

Under Section 3.19 of the Administrative Code (the "Art Enrichment Ordinance"), 
before proposing a bond issue or making a request for an appropriation for the construction of 
certain capital projects, the officer, board or commission concerned must allocate two percent 
of the gross estimated construction cost for the art enrichment of the proposed construction. 
Where funding eligibility is limited by law or funding agency rules, the art enrichment 
allocation is based upon two percent of eligible construction costs. 

The current version of the Art Enrichment Ordinance authorizes the Arts 
Commission to allocate up to 20 percent of the art enrichment funds for all necessary and 
reasonable administrative costs, unless limited or prohibited by the funding source. In 
addition, when permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission may set aside and 
expend up to five percent of the total art enrichment allocation for each project for 
maintenance and conservation. The Arts Commission and the participating City department 
may also mutually agree to aggregate art enrichment funds for use at a more publicly 
accessible facility under the participating City department's jurisdiction. 

Amendments to Current Law 

The proposed Ordinance would clarify that the final art enrichment allocation shall 
be based upon the actual construction cost as reflected in the construction contract. The 
proposed Ordinance would also apply the art enrichment requirement to any new addition to 
an existing building, park, aboveground structure or transportation improvement project as 
well as to all park and landscape renovation projects with total construction budgets equal to 
or greater than $500,000. 

The proposed Ordinance removes the percentage restrictions for administration, 
maintenance and conservation costs and allows the Arts Commission to determine the portion 
of art enrichment funds necessary to defray such costs for each project. The proposed 
Ordinance would also allow the Arts Commission and the participating City department, where 
permitted by the funding source, to agree to aggregate or redirect art enrichment funds for 
use in connection with the creation of new artworks at other sites deemed appropriate by the 
Arts Commission or for the maintenance and conservation of existing artworks commissioned 
or purchased by the Arts Commission. For projects with art enrichment budgets less than 
$100,000, the Arts Commission shall consult with the participating City department, but shall 
have the authority, where permitted by the funding source, to aggregate or redirect the art 
enrichment funds in its discretion for the purposes specified in the Ordinance. 



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1 [Art Enrichment Allocations for Adnninistration, Maintenance and Conservation.] 
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3 Ordinance amending Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative code to clarify 

4 the means of calculating the final Art Enrichment amount, to clarify the applicability of I 

5 the Art Enrichment requirement and to give the Arts Commission authority to 

6 determine the portion of Art Enrichment funds necessary to defray the administrative, 

7 maintenance and conservation costs associated with new and existing works of public 

8 art. 

9 Note: Additions are sinsle-imderline italics Times New Roman ; 

deletions are strikethrough italics Times New Roman . 
"• Board amendment additions are double underlined . 

Board amendment deletions are str i kethrough normal . 

12 Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco: 

13 Section 1 . The San Francisco Administrative Code is hereby amended by amending 

14 Section 3.19, to read as follows: 

15 SEC. 3.19. APPROPRIATION FOR ART ENRICHMENT OF PROPOSED PUBLIC 

1 6 BUILDINGS, ABOVEGROUND STRUCTURES, PARKS AND TRANSPORTATION 

17 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. 

18 (a) Art Enrichment Allocation. Before proposing a bond issue or making a 

19 request for an appropriation for the construction of any of the projects set forth in Subsection 

20 (c) below, the officer, board or commission ("client department") concerned shall add thereto 

21 for the art enrichment of the proposed construction, two percent of the gross estimated 

22 construction cost , exclusive of the items proposed for such art enrichment . Where funding eligibilil 

23 is limited by law or funding agency rules, the art enrichment allocation shall be based upon 

24 two percent of eligible construction costs. Tlie final art enrichment allocation shall he based on t. ' 

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1 . concerned shall provide the Arts Commission with a gross estimated construction cost at the inception 

2 of design on the capital project and shall transfer two percent of such estimated amounts, as available, 

3 to the Arts Commission immediately following the inception of design. Where the actual construction 

4 cost varies from the gross estimated construction cost, the total art enrichment budget shall be adjusted 

5 accordingly and either the Arts Commission shall return excess funds to the client department or the 

6 client department shall provide additional monies to the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission shall 

7 supervise and control the expenditure of all funds appropriated for art enrichment and shall determine 

8 the corresponding allocations for the acquisition of new artwork, administration and maintenance in 

9 accordance with this Section. 

10 If the officer, board or commission client department concerned determines that two 

1 1 percent of the gross estimated construction cost actual construction cost as reflected in the 

12 construction contract award iS inappropriate for art enrichment, such officer, board or commission 

13 client department shall submit its recommendation regarding the art enrichment budget and the 

14 basis for its determination to the Arts Commission for the Arts Commission's review. If the 

15 officer, board or commission client department concerned is unable to resolve the matter with the 

1 6 Arts Commission, the matter shall be submitted to the Mayor by the Arts Commission for final 

17 determination within 60 days from the date the recommendation is made. 

18 Failure of the Arts Commission to submit the matter to the Mayor for resolution 

19 within such time shall be deemed equivalent to the Arts Commission's acceptance of the 

20 recommendation made by the officer, board or commission client department concerned. 

21 (b) Definitions. For purposes of this Section: 

22 (1) "Alteration" of a building, aboveground structure, or transportation 

23 improvement project shall include substantial changes to elements such as wails, partitions, 

24 or ceilings on two-thirds ( 2/3} or more of the total floor space, excluding basements. 
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1 "Substantial changes" shall include additions to, ren^ioval of, and modification of such 

2 elements. 

3 (2) "Construction cost" shall mean the total estimated construction contract 

4 award amount, including the costs of all built-in fixtures, unless othenwise agreed to by the 

5 Arts Commission. "Construction cost" shall not include movable or personal property or 

6 construction cost contingency. 

7 (3) "Transportation improvement project" refers to Municipal Railway and 

8 Department of Public Works projects which include both aboveground and below-ground 

9 transportation-related projects; new boarding ramps; new transit platforms; new terminals anc 

10 transportation systems with their attendant passenger amenities, such as shelters, seating, 

1 1 lighting, landscaping, and signage; new transportation-related structures such as maintenanc 

12 and operating facilities; power substations; and street/highway-related transit improvements 

13 such as bridges and overpasses. 

14 (c) Application. This Section shall apply to the construction or alteration of 

15 the following: (1) a building; (2) an aboveground structure; (3) a new park; &f (4) a 

1 6 transportation improvement project or (5) am new addition to an existing buildins, park, 

17 abovesround structure or transportation improvement project . 

18 The requirements of this Section shall also apply to the alteration of a building, 

19 aboveground structure, or transportation improvement project. 

20 (d) Exemptions. The following shall be exempt from the requirements of this 

21 Section: (1) Transportation improvement projects limited to rail replacement, rehabilitation or 

22 extension of catenary wiring; sidewalk (including curbs and gutters), street paving, repair or 

23 improvements; or transit vehicle purchases; f 
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1 . (2) All mechanical, plumbing and electrical system upgrades, structural or 

2 seismic upgrades, and modifications for disabled access, unless occurring in conjunction with 

3 alteration of a building, an aboveground structure or transportation improvement project; 

4 (3) All park and landscape renovation projects n'ith total construction budsets 

5 less than $500,000, including, but not limited to court resurfacing; landscape renovation or 

6 replanting; sewer and water lines; drainage and irrigation systems; wells; erosion control; 

7 restroom s repairs ', concrete paving repairs rcpavins; new paving '. Stairway repair or replacement; 

8 utilities; community gardens; modifications for disabled access; signage; lighting; fence 

9 replacement or repair; replacement or repair of existing play structures; natural areas 

10 management; modifications to existing parks; and new land uses within existing parks; 

1 1 (4) Annual CIP funded capital improvements for security/life safety and 

12 health deficiencies when not occurring in conjunction with alteration of existing public 

13 buildings, aboveground structures, parks and transportation projects which that are supported 

14 by the General Fund; 

1 5 (5) Aboveground pipelines and their supports, such as trestles, anchor 

16 blocks and saddles; valve lots; power transmission lines and towers; switchyards and 

17 substations; and dwellings in watershed areas; 

18 (6) Airfields and Airports Commission equipment; 

19 (7) Airports Commission signage when not occurring in conjunction with a 

20 larger construction contract subject to this Section. 

21 (e) Administrative Fees. The Arts Commission shall supervise and control 

22 the expenditure of all funds appropriated for art enrichment and shall allocate up to 20 percent a 

23 percentage of said funds that the Arts Commission detennines it needs to defrax f er all necessary 

24 and reasonable administrative costs incurred in connection therewith, unless the Arts 
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1 Commission agrees to a lesser amount on projects with art enrichment budgets in excess of $750,000, 

2 ^ unless such administrative fee is limited or prohibited by the funding source. 

3 (f) Aggregation or Redirection of Funds. For art enrichment project budgets 

4 equal to or in excess of $100,000, Wn- hen mutually agreed upon by the Arts Commission and the 

5 City department from whose capital project the art enrichment allocation was obtained, and 

6 where permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission shall have the authority to 

7 aggregate or redirect art enrichment funds for use in connection with the creation of new artworks 

8 at other sites deemed appropriate bv the Arts Commission or in connection with the maintenance and 

9 conser\>ation of existing artworks commissioned or purchased bv the Arts Commission. The Arts 

10 Commission shall have the authority to select alternative sites for new artworks or redirect funds for 

1 1 maintenance and consen>ation based on its evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, providir 

12 equity in the distribution or care of the City's cultural assets, placing artwork at sites with greater 

13 public accessibility and providing resources for the ongoing care of artworks commissioned or 

14 purchased by the Arts Commission, at a more publicly accessible facility under the jurisdiction of -tk^ 

15 participating City dcpartm enh For projects with art enrichment budgets less tlian $100,000, the Arts 

16 Commission shall consult with the participating City department, but shall have the authority, where 

17 permitted by the fimding source, to aggregate or redirect the funds in its discretion for uses described 

18 in this Section. 

19 (g) Maintenance and Conservation Funds; Interest-Bearing Account . When 

20 permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission may set aside and expend a percentag 

21 up to five percent of the total art enrichment allocation for each project that the Arts Commission 

22 determines is necessary for maintenance and conservation purposes. Funds set aside pursuan 

23 to this Section shall be invested in an interest-bearing account when the total of such funds 

24 set aside exceeds $1 0,000. 

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1 (1) When a client department suggests a mitigation measure to address any 

2 perceived safety concerns relative to any element of the art enrichment, the Arts Commission 

3 shall work with the client department to ensure that such mitigation is implemented to the 

4 satisfaction of the client, the Arts Commission and the artist, if such safety concern is raised 

5 by the client department within 30 days after the element has been presented for review to the 

6 client department. 

7 (2) If a City department can sufficiently demonstrate to the Arts Commission 

8 that a project is not appropriate for public access, the Arts Commission shall waive the art 

9 enrichment allocation for such project provided that the art enrichment funding cannot be 

10 aggregated for use at a more publicly accessible facility under the jurisdiction of the 

1 1 participating City department. 

12 (3) Construction and installation of art enrichment shall comply with the 

13 requirements of all applicable building codes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. 

14 (4) Nothing in this Section contained shall be construed to limit or abridge the 

15 legal powers of the governing boards of the War Memorial, the Fine Arts Museums, the Asian 

16 Art Museum or the Port of San Francisco. 

17 (5) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit or abridge the 

18 jurisdiction of the officer, board or commission of the participating City department to 

1 9 supen/ise and control the expenditure of project funds other than the two percent allocation for 

20 art enrichment. 

21 (6) This amendment shall not be applied retroactively to projects for which an 

22 art enrichment allocation previously would not have been required, nor to those projects for 

23 which project funding has been approved either by prior voter action or by airport revenue 

24 bond sales, but not yet appropriated or expended. Nor shall this ordinance be construed to 
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source, the Arts Commission max use the art enrichment fimdins for permanent and temporary art 
projects in various media. 



APPROVED AS TO FORM: 
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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve Champions of Market Street, six final poster designs 
for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2004, by artist Katherine 
Aoki, to be printed and installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street from 
August 1 3 to November 1 1 , 2004. 

2. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

3. Collections Report 

Debra Lehane 

4. Holly Park 

Nina Dunbar 

Review of conceptual design for Joyce Hsu's sculpture for Holly Park 

Motion: Motion to approve Joyce Hsu's conceptual design for her artwork at 
Holly Park. 

5. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Project Update 

6. Central Subway 

Jill Manton 
Update 

7. Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Jill Manton 

Review of Proposed Revisions to Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Explanatory Document: Legislative Digest and Ordinance 

8. Octavia Boulevard 

Jill Manton 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve the final design by Wang Po Shu for an artwork for 
the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project. 



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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with artist Wang Po Shu for fabrication, transportation and installation 
of an artwork for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project in an amount not 
to exceed $142,500. 

9. PUC Projects 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 
Discussion of Art Master Plan RFQ. 

10. Stern Grove/Pine Lake Park Public Art Project 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve selection panel's recommendation of the following 
four candidates to be interviewed for the Stern Grove/ Pine Lake Park Public 
Art Project and to approve the payment of a $250 honorarium to each: Peter 
Richards, Mark Brest Van Kampen, Gerald Heffernon, and Michael Eckerman. 

1 1 . Branch Library Improvement Projects 
Judy Moran 

Presentation of conceptual design for the new Ingleside Branch Library by artist 
Eric Powell, who was recommended as the finalist by the Ingleside Branch 
Community Artist Selection Panel. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of artist Eric Powell and his 
conceptual design approach for an artwork, as recommended by the Ingleside 
Branch Community Artist Selection Panel, for the new Ingleside Branch Library. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with artist Eric Powell, for an amount not to exceed $36,000, for the 
final design, fabrication and installation of an artwork for the new Ingleside 
Branch Library. 



12. New Business 
Jill Manton 

Schedule Projects and Process Orientation for new Commissioners 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present 

Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer, 
Dede WUsey; Absent: Stanlee Gatti. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Rupert Jenkins, Debra 
Lehane, Jennifer Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, 
Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:00 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve Champions of Market Street, six final poster designs 
for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series 2004, by artist Katherine 
Aoki, to be printed and installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street from 
August 13 to November 11, 2004. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Solomon 



Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins began his report by announcing that there is a 
forum and an opening reception for "Global Priority" at the gallery on 
Thursday, June 17th. "Global Priority" is an exhibition which explores the 
intersection between the personal and the "global. " Each piece addresses an 
aspect or impression of the point of contact between the individual and the 
collective, often focusing on the process of "globalization. " The exhibition 
features the work of 63 artists. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that a new office space is being built in the gallery. 
Because the Gallery Manager position has been eliminated, Mr. Jenkins will be 
moving his office to the gallery to work more closely with the interim gallery 
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the space had been added to a list of city-owned buildings to be sold in order 
to raise funds for affordable housing. He added that the Board of Supervisor's 
has already passed the legislation authorizing the sale of those building. He 
stated that the Arts Commission is making efforts to not lose the building. The 
Grove Street space has been cleaned up and there is a new show installed in 
the window. He added that he is working with a designer to develop a visual 
history time-line of the space, which will be on display in the windows in 
between exhibitions. 

Commissioner Przyblyski inquired whether the Arts Commission has informal 
jurisdiction over the lot adjacent to 155 Grove Street. She suggested that the 
lot be cleared of debris and used to exhibit artwork, such as a few of the 
"Hearts in San Francisco" sculptures. She stated that it is important to 
activate the space. 

Mr. Jenkins concluded his report by announcing that four new exhibitions 
opened in City Hall: Justly Married, featuring photographs of the historic same 
sex weddings that took place at City Hall earlier this year; First Exposures: 
Youth Opportunities Through Photography; A Way of Life: Asthma in Hunters 
Point; and Freedom of Impression: Prints from the Graphic Arts Workshop. He 
added that the Mayor suggested that perhaps the Art Commission's City Hall 
exhibitions could be moved from the basement to the Light Court on the 
ground floor of City Hall. Mr. Jenkins and Commissioner Przyblyski have been 
meeting with the Mayor's staff to explore this possible move. 

3. Collections Report 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane stated that next month will 
be her last Visual Arts Committee meeting. At that meeting she would like to 
present a review of projects that have been completed during her tenure. She 
will also outline those projects that have unresolved issues. 

4. Holly Park 

There was no report. 

The following motion was removed. 

Motion: Motion to approve Joyce Hsu's conceptual design for her artwork at 

Holly Park. 

5. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project. She stated that because the new Moscone Center is in full 
operation, it is difficult to complete the small amount of remaining work. The 
Moscone Center staff will not allow work while conventioneers are in the 
space. Work days are scheduled for June 24*^ and June 25^^^. The remaining 
audio visual work will take two days. The motion system refinements and 
punch list are almost complete. Ms. Manton reported that she has responded 
to all of Moscone's specific concerns regarding the project as reflected in a 
letter sent to the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission will have service 
agreements with Pol-X West (the motion system engineer). Ear Studios (the LED 
text programmer), and Multimedia (the manufacturer of the screen) in addition 
to the nine-year extended parts warranty. Those agreements have been 
drafted and have been submitted to the City Attorney for feedback. Ms. 
Manton added that after the first year, the LED text on the rear of the screen 
will be used primarily for advertising as a way to generate money to maintain 
the artwork and commission new video content. 

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a new subway line as the second phase of the 3'"'' Street Light Rail Line which 
will extend from Clay and Stockton Streets to the Caltrain station at 4**^ and 
King Streets. This line will include four new subway stations and will connect 
Visitacion Valley and Bay View/Hunter's Point to downtown and Chinatown. 
The new line will connect to the existing Muni lines under Market Street via an 
underground station-to-station concourse. Ms. Manton stated that there are 
multiple public art opportunities, including design collaboration with the 
project architects and artwork at the four stations. She has developed a 
Request for Qualifications that will soon be distributed to artists locally and 
nationally. She has requested artist mailing lists from Public Art Programs 
across the country and has received the names of approximately 10,000 new 
artists to be added to our database. The Arts Commission will create a large 
pool of qualified artists from a selection of those who respond to the RFQ. Ms. 
Manton stated that the Central Subway Public Art Program will be very 
substantial with a large number of projects at various stages of the design and 
construction of the Central Subway. She distributed a draft of the RFQ to 
Commissioners and requested that they review it and provide feedback. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that both Portland, Oregon and Los Angles have 
dynamic metro art programs. Commissioner Draisin suggested that there be a 
presentation on exemplary art in transit projects at an upcoming Visual Arts 
Committee meeting. Ms. Manton stated that Project Manager Judy Moran had 
created just such a slide show, which could be updated with new slides to show 
Commissioners a broad range of successful transit projects that have been done 
in other cities. 

Ms. Manton explained that there is some uncertainty as to whether the Central 
Subway will be built. It will not be known for a couple years whether the 
project will actually go forward. Commissioner Wilsey stated that with the 
City's budget crisis, it is a difficult time for new projects to gain public 
support. She added that it is important that the Arts Commission send out a 
clear message that the 2% for Public Art is mandated by the City's 
Administrative Code. Commissioner Stermer suggested that we contact Jesse 
Hamlin of the Chronicle to explain the process by which the City funds public 
art. Commissioner Przyblyski stated there should be a public outreach 
campaign and that the local art schools should be engaged. Commissioner 
Solomon suggested that John King at the Chronicle should be contacted. 
Commissioner Wilsey stated that the message will not be sent out broadly 
enough with only one article, rather the Arts Commission needs months of 
public relations efforts. 

7. Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the revisions to Art 
Enrichment Ordinance were not submitted by the Mayor as part of his FY 04/05 
budget. This was likely due to the fact that the proposed changes would not 
create savings with regard to the City's budget. Director of Cultural Affairs 
Richard Newirth stated that the Arts Commission was encouraged to put 
forward the legislation, adding that he was not informed that proposals were 
required to positively impact the budget. Mr. Newirth stated that the only part 
of the legislation that was submitted by the Mayor as part of his budget was the 
proposed Civic Design review fee since it would generate revenue. 

Commissioner Przyblyski inquired whether these proposed revisions to the Art 
Enrichment Ordinance would be submitted in the near future. Mr. Newirth 
stated that in 1996 when previous revisions to the Art Enrichment Ordinance 
were adopted, Ms. Manton worked with myriad staff members at numerous City 
agencies to ensure that the changes would be well received. By contrast, the 
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for the administration of the program. These changes wouldn't substantially 
impact the client agencies. Many of the revisions would help clarify the 
administrative processes. Mr. Newirth added that this is perhaps not the best 
time politically to be requesting these changes, and that revising the Art 
Enrichment Ordinance may be a long-term project that is revisited when the 
political climate is more favorable. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that there 
are many good ideas in the proposed revisions that shouldn't be abandoned. 

Explanatory Document: Legislative Digest and Ordinance 

Octavia Boulevard 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton began her report on the art enrichment 
project for Octavia Boulevard by explaining that voters approved the removal 
of the Central Freeway and that a large boulevard with a large green open 
space is to be built in its place. She stated that the competition for the art 
commission went through an additional phase with the two finalists being asked 
to submit revised proposals. Ms. Manton explained that artist Wang Po Shu was 
selected and introduced him to the Commissioners. 

Mr. Wang explained that the concept for his proposed artwork is based on the 
interface between the driver and the pedestrian. His proposal calls for twelve 
viewing stations each with a unique kaleidoscopic lens. He stated that his 
proposal references both painting and sculpture. At each of the twelve 
stations the pedestrian has a visual experience that is always changing. At the 
same time, the drivers view the living sculpture of the pedestrians viewing the 
passing cars. 

Mr. Wang added that he is ready to begin the fabrication phase of his 
project. He presented a sample of the burnished stainless steel that will be 
used for the viewing stations and explained that this material is less likely to 
show damage and can be repaired more easily than other materials. He added 
that there will be a unique icon and word on each station which will serve to 
identify it. Ms. Manton added that there will be ADA compliant signage. 

Mr. Wang then presented a video showing how the various lenses work. He 
explained that the viewing stations make an artwork out of the environment. 
The stations can pivot a full 360 degrees. 

Commissioner Solomon stated that as a member of the selection panel, she 
really liked the concept. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she prefers the 
lenses which allow the viewer to recognize elements from the streetscape and 
she hopes that the artist does not primarily use lenses which render the view 
abstract. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final design by Wang Po Shu for an artwork for 
the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project. 
Moved: Solomon /Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with artist Wang Po Shu for fabrication, tiansportation and installation 
of an artwork for the Octavia Boulevard Streetscape Project in an amount not 
to exceed $142,500. 
Moved: Wilsey/ Przyblyski 

PUC Projects 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that she and her staff have 
been working on PUC projects for the last four to five years. She explained 
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appropriate for artwork, the PUC is open to alternative approaches and non- 
site specific projects. Ms. Manton and Project Manager Nina Dunbar have been 
working with the PUC to develop a Request for Proposals to commission a 
Public Utilities Commission Arts Master Plan. The budget for the master plan is 
$100,000. She explained that PUC Arts Master Plan would be used as a guide 
for both artists and city staff. 

Ms. Manton stated that the Arts Commission currently has a small reserve of art 
enrichment funding from PUC projects with sites not appropriate for public 
art. This funding will be used to start the master planning process. She is 
currently investigating whether there are any restrictions with regard to how 
the funding may be used. Ms. Manton welcomed Commissioners to forward any 
comments regarding the master plan to her directly. 

10. Stern Grove/Pine Lake Park Public Art Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the artist selection process 
for Stern Grove/ Pine Lake Park, She explained that there are many 
opportunities for free standing sculpture or functional artworks and there are a 
number of possible sites for public art: Pine Lake Meadow, the entrances to 
Stern Grove, and the footbridges. Ms. Manton stated that the selection panel, 
which consisted of a designer, an artist, a Parks Council member, a PROSAC 
member and an Arts Commissioner, met last week. Commissioner Solomon 
stated that the four finalists are all good candidates. Ms. Manton explained 
that the finalists are not asked to create a specific proposal because it is 
important that the selected artist be able to develop their design with input 
from the project architect. Often with competition proposals, the artist does 
not have enough time or information to come up with a fully developed idea. 
Commissioner Solomon stated that an artist's first idea may be the best idea 
and that overworking a proposal may ruin it. Ms. Manton stated that the 
program has used both approaches and that there are advantages and 
disadvantages to each. She stated that this issue could be explored in more 
depth at a different time. 

Ms. Manton presented slides of past work by each of the finalists. Gerald 
Heffernon works with human and animal figures to create humorous 
sculptures. Peter Richards works at the Exploratorium and has created a wave 
organ, a pedestrian footbridge and various temporary sculptures. Mark Brest 
Van Kempen is a conceptual sculptor who works with the themes of nature and 
science and has done projects for the Arts Commission's Grove Street windows, 
the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the City of Seattle. Michael Eckerman 
works primarily with stone to create swirling fanciful walls, portals and 
walkways. 

Motion: Motion to approve selection panel's recommendation of the following 
four candidates to be interviewed for the Stern Grove/ Pine Lake Park Public 
Art Project and to approve the payment of a $250 honorarium to each: Peter 
Richards, Mark Brest Van Kempen, Gerald Heffernon, and Michael Eckerman. 
Moved: Wilsey/ Solomon 

1 1 . Branch Library Improvement Projects 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented the conceptual design approach for the 
new Ingleside Branch Library by artist Eric Powell, who was recommended as 
the finalist by the Ingleside Branch Community Artist Selection Panel. Ms. 
Moran explained that several years ago Bond 14 was passed to upgrade the 
City's library branches, including the building of five new branches. The Public 
Art Program worked with the Library to develop a Library Arts Master Plan for 
the five new libraries and the renovation and expansion of the Richmond 
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prequalified pool of artists by a community panel, consisting of three 
community representatives elected by the community, the branch manager and 
the architect. Each of the three finalists proposes a conceptual approach, 
described on presentation boards displayed for public comment, and the 
community selection panel recommends one of the three to the Commission for 
approval. 

Ms. Moran presented slides of past work by Eric Pov^ell, the artist selected for 
the new Ingleside Branch Library. She explained that he primarily creates 
gates. For the Ingleside Branch Library, although the artist was not required to 
develop a specific proposal, he developed three different concepts for 
consideration: a mandala embedded in the building entrance, two gates and 
fence to enclose an outdoor area adjacent to the Library, and an interior 
hanging element. The community panel decided to support Powell developing 
the exterior fence and gates, although they stipulated that they wanted an 
abstract design similar to his previous work, not the motif of pens proposed by 
the artist. Commissioner Przyblyski expressed a preference for the mandala 
design, which Ms. Moran explained was determined by the architect not to be 
possible at the artist's proposed entryway location. Commissioner Przyblyski 
recommended locating an artwork, such as the mandala, in the enclosed 
outdoor area. The Commissioners approved the selection of the artist, but 
requested the artist work closely with the architect to develop a new artwork 
proposal rather than implementing any of the proposed concepts as presented. 
Ms. Moran stated that the process already includes having the artist work with 
the architect to develop a proposal to be brought back to the Visual Arts 
Committee for approval. 

The foUowins motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of artist Eric Powell as recommended 

by the Ingleside Branch Community Artist Selection Panel, for the new Ingleside 

Branch Library. 

Moved: Solomon /Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with artist Eric Powell, for an amount not to exceed $36,000, for the 
final design, fabrication and installation of an artwork for the new Ingleside 
Branch Library. 
Moved: Wilsey/ Przyblyski 

12. New Business 

As an item of new business, Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that 
she would like to schedule an orientation for the new Commissioners to update 
them on current projects and explain the process of commissioning artwork. 
Ms. Manton stated that she will contact the new Commissioners to make 
arrangements. 

As an additional item of new business, Ms. Manton announced that there is an 
upcoming meeting of the Public Art Administrators Network. That meeting will 
take place at the Arts Commission in Suite 70 on Friday, June 25 from 10 to 2 
PM. She welcomed any interested Commissioners to attend. 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
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[Art Enrichment Allocations for Administration, Maintenance and Conservation.] 

Ordinance amending Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative code to clarify 
the means of calculating the final Art Enrichment amount, to clarify the applicability of 
the Art Enrichment requirement and to give the Arts Commission authority to 
determine the portion of Art Enrichment funds necessary to defray the administrative, 
maintenance and conservation costs associated with new and existing works of public 
art. 

Existing Law 

Under Section 3.19 of the Administrative Code (the "Art Enrichment Ordinance"), 
before proposing a bond issue or making a request for an appropriation for the construction of 
certain capital projects, the officer, board or commission concerned must allocate two percent 
of the gross estimated construction cost for the art enrichment of the proposed construction. 
Where funding eligibility is limited by law or funding agency rules, the art enrichment 
allocation is based upon two percent of eligible construction costs. 

The current version of the Art Enrichment Ordinance authorizes the Arts 
Commission to allocate up to 20 percent of the art enrichment funds for all necessary and 
reasonable administrative costs, unless limited or prohibited by the funding source. In 
addition, when permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission may set aside and 
expend up to five percent of the total art enrichment allocation for each project for 
maintenance and conservation. The Arts Commission and the participating City department 
may also mutually agree to aggregate art enrichment funds for use at a more publicly 
accessible facility under the participating City department's jurisdiction. 

Amendments to Current Law 

The proposed Ordinance would clarify that the final art enrichment allocation shall 
be based upon the actual construction cost as reflected in the construction contract. The 
proposed Ordinance would also apply the art enrichment requirement to any new addition to 
an existing building, park, aboveground structure or transportation improvement project as 
well as to all park and landscape renovation projects with total construction budgets equal to 
or greater than $500,000. 

The proposed Ordinance removes the percentage restrictions for administration, 
maintenance and conservation costs and allows the Arts Commission to determine the portion 
of art enrichment funds necessary to defray such costs for each project. The proposed 
Ordinance would also allow the Arts Commission and the participating City department, where 
permitted by the funding source, to agree to aggregate or redirect art enrichment funds for 
use in connection with the creation of new artworks at other sites deemed appropriate by the 
Arts Commission or for the maintenance and conservation of existing artworks commissioned 
or purchased by the Arts Commission. For projects with art enrichment budgets less than 
$100,000, the Arts Commission shall consult with the participating City department, but shall 
have the authority, where permitted by the funding source, to aggregate or redirect the art 
enrichment funds in its discretion for the purposes specified in the Ordinance. 



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1 [Art Enrichment Allocations for Administration, Maintenance and Conservation.] I 

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3 Ordinance amending Section 3.19 of the San Francisco Administrative code to clarify 

4 the means of calculating the final Art Enrichment amount, to clarify the applicability of 

5 the Art Enrichment requirement and to give the Arts Commission authority to 

6 determine the portion of Art Enrichment funds necessary to defray the administrative, 

7 maintenance and conservation costs associated with new and existing works of publh 

8 art. 

9 Note: Additions are single-underline italics Times New Roman ; 

deletions are sthkothrough italics Times New Roman . 
1 Board amendment additions are double underlined . 

Board amendment deletions are str i k e through normal . 

12 Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco: 

13 Section 1 . The San Francisco Administrative Code Is hereby amended by amending 

14 Section 3.19, to read as follows: 

15 SEC. 3.19. APPROPRIATION FOR ART ENRICHMENT OF PROPOSED PUBLIC 

1 6 BUILDINGS, ABOVEGROUND STRUCTURES, PARKS AND TRANSPORTATION 

17 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. 

1 8 (a) Art Enrichment Allocation. Before proposing a bond issue or making a 

1 9 request for an appropriation for the construction of any of the projects set forth in Subsectior 

20 (c) below, the officer, board or commission ("client department") concerned shall add thereto: 

21 for the art enrichment of the proposed construction, two percent of the gross estimated ' 

22 construction cos t, exclusive of the items proposed for such art enrichment . Where funding eligibllif 

23 is limited by law or funding agency rules, the art enrichment allocation shall be based upon 

24 two percent of eligible construction costs. TJie final art enrichment allocation shall be based on i t 

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1 concerned shall provide the Arts Commission with a gross estimated construction cost at the inception 

2 of design on the capital project and shall transfer two percent of such estimated amounts, as available, 

3 to the Arts Commission immediately following the inception of design. Where the actual construction 

4 cost varies from the gross estimated construction cost, the total art enrichment budget shall be adjusted 

5 accordingly and either the Arts Commission shall return excess fimds to the client department or the 

6 client department shall provide additional monies to the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission shall 

7 supervise and control the expenditure of all funds appropriated for art enrichment and shall determine 

8 the corresponding allocations for the acquisition of new artwork, administration and maintenance in 

9 accordance with this Section. 

10 If the officer, board or commission client department concerned determines that two 

1 1 percent of the gross estimated construction cost actual construction cost as reflected in the 

12 construction contract award iS inappropriate for art enrichment, such officer, board or commission 

13 client department shall submit its recommendation regarding the art enrichment budget and the 

14 basis for its determination to the Arts Commission for the Arts Commission's review. If the 

15 officer, board or commission client department concerned is unable to resolve the matter with the 

16 Arts Commission, the matter shall be submitted to the Mayor by the Arts Commission for final 

1 7 determination within 60 days from the date the recommendation is made. 

18 Failure of the Arts Commission to submit the matter to the Mayor for resolution 

19 within such time shall be deemed equivalent to the Arts Commission's acceptance of the 

20 recommendation made by the officer, board or commission client department concerned. 

21 (b) Definitions. For purposes of this Section: 

22 (1) "Alteration" of a building, aboveground structure, or transportation 

23 improvement project shall include substantial changes to elements such as walls, partitions, 

24 or ceilings on two-thirds ( 2/3) or more of the total floor space, excluding basements. 
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"Substantial changes" shall include additions to, renfioval of, and modification of such 
elements. 

(2) "Construction cost" shall mean the total estimated construction contract 
award amount, including the costs of all built-in fixtures, unless othenwise agreed to by the 
Arts Commission. "Construction cost" shall not include movable or personal property or 
construction cost contingency. 

(3) "Transportation improvement project" refers to Municipal Railway and 
Department of Public Works projects which include both aboveground and below-ground 
transportation-related projects; new boarding ramps; new transit platforms; new terminals anc 
transportation systems with their attendant passenger amenities, such as shelters, seating, 
lighting, landscaping, and signage; new transportation-related structures such as maintenanc 
and operating facilities; power substations; and street/highway-related transit improvements 
such as bridges and overpasses. 

(c) Application. This Section shall apply to the construction or alteration of 
the following: (1) a building; (2) an aboveground structure; (3) a new park; ^ (4) a 
transportation improvement project or (5) an\ new addition to an existing buildins. park, 
abovesround structure or transportation improvement project . 

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aboveground structure, or transportation improvement project. a 

(d) Exemptions. The following shall be exempt from the requirements of this 
Section: (1) Transportation improvement projects limited to rail replacement, rehabilitation or 
extension of catenary wiring; sidewalk (including curbs and gutters), street paving, repair or 
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1 (2) All mechanical, plumbing and electrical system upgrades, structural or 

2 seismic upgrades, and modifications for disabled access, unless occurring in conjunction with 

3 alteration of a building, an aboveground structure or transportation improvement project; 

4 (3) All park and landscape renovation projects with total construction budsets 

5 less them $500.000. including, but not limited to court resurfacing; landscape renovation or 

6 replanting; sewer and water lines; drainage and irrigation systems; wells; erosion control; 

7 restroom s repairs ; concrete pavins repairs rcpaving: new paving ; Stairway repair or replacement; 

8 utilities; community gardens; modifications for disabled access; signage; lighting; fence 

9 replacement or repair; replacement or repair of existing play structures; natural areas 

1 management; modifications to existing parks; and new land uses within existing parks; 

1 1 (4) Annual CIP funded capital improvements for security/life safety and 

12 health deficiencies when not occurring in conjunction with alteration of existing public 

13 buildings, aboveground structures, parks and transportation projects which that are supported 

14 by the General Fund; 

15 (5) Aboveground pipelines and their supports, such as trestles, anchor 

16 blocks and saddles; valve lots; power transmission lines and towers; switchyards and 

17 substations; and dwellings in watershed areas; 

18 (6) Airfields and Airports Commission equipment; 

19 (7) Airports Commission signage when not occurring in conjunction with a 

20 larger construction contract subject to this Section. 

21 (e) Administrative Fees. The Arts Commission shall supervise and control 

22 the expenditure of all funds appropriated for art enrichment and shall allocate up to 20 percent a 

23 percentage of said funds that the Arts Commission determines it needs to defray f af all necessary 

24 and reasonable administrative costs incurred in connection therewith, unless the Arts 
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1 Commission agrees to ii lesser amount on projects with art enrichment budgets in excess of $750,000, 



2 ^ unless such administrative fee is limited or prohibited by the funding source. 

3 (f) Aggregation or Redirection of Funds. For art enrichment project budeets 

4 equal to or in excess of $100.000. Wh hen mutually agreed upon by the Arts Commission and th 

5 City department from whose capital project the art enrichment allocation was obtained, and 

6 where permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission shall have the authority to 

7 aggregate or redirect art enrichment funds for use in connection MJth the creation of new artwork 



8 at other sites deemed appropriate by the Arts Commission or in connection with the maintenance and 



9 conservation of existing artworks commissioned or purchased by the Arts Commission. The Arts 
10 Commission shall have the authority to select alternative sites for new artworks or redirect fimds for 



1 1 maintenance and conser\>ation based on its evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, providi 



12 equity in the distribution or care of the City's cultural assets, placing artwork at sites with greater 

13 public accessibility and providing resources for the ongoing care of artworks commissioned or 

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15 participating City dcpartm enh For projects with art enrichment budgets less than $100,000, the Art! 



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17 permitted b\ the fimding source, to aggregate or redirect the funds in its discretion for uses deschbet 



18 in this Section. 

19 (g) Maintenance and Conservation Funds; Interest-Bearing Account . When 

20 permitted by the funding source, the Arts Commission may set aside and expend a Dercenta\ 



21 up to five percent of the total art enrichment allocation for each project that the Arts Commissioi 

22 determines is necessary for maintenance and conservation purposes. Funds set aside pursuarj 

23 to this Section shall be invested in an interest-bearing account when the total of such funds 

24 set aside exceeds $10,000. 

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1 (1) When a client department suggests a mitigation measure to address any 

2 perceived safety concerns relative to any element of the art enrichment, the Arts Commission 

3 shall work with the client department to ensure that such mitigation is implemented to the 

4 satisfaction of the client, the Arts Commission and the artist, if such safety concern is raised 

5 by the client department within 30 days after the element has been presented for review to the 

6 client department. 

7 (2) If a City department can sufficiently demonstrate to the Arts Commission 

8 that a project is not appropriate for public access, the Arts Commission shall waive the art 

9 enrichment allocation for such project provided that the art enrichment funding cannot be 

10 aggregated for use at a more publicly accessible facility under the jurisdiction of the 

1 1 participating City department. 

12 (3) Construction and installation of art enrichment shall comply with the 

13 requirements of all applicable building codes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. 

14 (4) Nothing In this Section contained shall be construed to limit or abridge the 

1 5 legal powers of the governing boards of the War Memorial, the Fine Arts Museums, the Asian 

16 Art Museum or the Port of San Francisco. 

17 (5) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit or abridge the 

18 jurisdiction of the officer, board or commission of the participating City department to 

19 supen/ise and control the expenditure of project funds other than the two percent allocation for 

20 art enrichment. 

21 (6) This amendment shall not be applied retroactively to projects for which an 

22 art enrichment allocation previously would not have been required, nor to those projects for 

23 which project funding has been approved either by prior voter action or by airport revenue 

24 bond sales, but not yet appropriated or expended. Nor shall this ordinance be construed to 
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1 allow for an increase in the total art enrichment allocation for a project that is already 

2 underway or for which the art enrichment allocation has already been established. 

3 (7) Where deemed appropriate h\ the Arts Commission, and where pennitted b\ the fimdin 



4 source, the Arts Commission max use the art enrichment fimding for permanent and temporary art 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the relocation of the Whale Fountain by Robert 
Howard from the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park to City 
College on Phelan Avenue. 

2. Motion to approve the relocation of the statue of Juan Bautista de Anza 
to the Sunset Circle at the end of Sunset Boulevard at Lake Merced 
contingent upon approval of the Department of Public Works and the 
execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two 
departments. 

3. Motion to approve the relocation of the statue of King Carlos III to the 
picnic area of the Boathouse at Lake Merced contingent upon the 
approval of the Recreation and Park Department. 

2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion:Motion to approve the exhibition "Meatology" curated by Kara Maria, to 
be exhibited at the 401 Van Ness gallery November 2004. 

Motion: Motion to approve the one-day exhibition and performance event 
"Element of the Temporary" curated by ev Funes and Janmes Bewley, to be 
held on August 20, 2004 at the 401 Van Ness gallery. 

Motion: Motion to approve the exhibition "In Passing" curated by Todd Herman, 
to be exhibited at the 401 Van Ness gallery Spring 2005. 

3. Ocean View Library 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of images of artwork by John Wehrle 

4. SoMa Park 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to increase Irene Pijoan's contract by $12,725, for a total 
contract amount of $14,725, for final design development, construction 
documents for 5 artist designed aluminum fence panels, and consulting services 
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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Arlan Huang for an amount not to exceed $250,000 for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation of fifteen glass panels with glass 
rondells and four 5' x 5" glass block and blown glass windows for Laguna Honda 
Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Jonathan Bonner for an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the 
fabrication, storage, transportation and installation of a granite sculpture for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Wang Po Shu for an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation of a carved wood sculpture for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 

6. Airport 
Susan Pontious 
Appointment of a new representative to the Airport Art Steering Committee 

7. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio Project Update 

8. PUC Arts Master Plan RFP 

Jill Manton 

9. New Business 

10. Old Business 

1 1 . Adjournment 

7/13/2004 



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Wednesday, July 21, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present 

Maya Draisin, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Jeannene 

Przyblyski, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Rupert Jenkins, Jennifer 
Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 



1 . Consent 



DOCUMENTS DE-T. 
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1 . Motion to approve the relocation of the V^hale Fountain by Robert 
Howard from the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park to City 
College on Phelan Avenue. 

2. Motion to approve the relocation of the statue of Juan Bautista de Anza 
to the Sunset Circle at the end of Sunset Boulevard at Lake Merced 
contingent upon approval of the Department of Public Works and the 
execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two 
departments. 

3. Motion to approve the relocation of the statue of King Carlos III to the 
picnic area of the Boathouse at Lake Merced contingent upon the 
approval of the Recreation and Park Department. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that the Gallery Advisory Board had a 
meeting on July 20. He stated that there has been no progress with regard to 
securing the 1 55 Grove Street space. He announced that the gallery's City Hall 
Exhibition Coordinator is leaving and that he has submitted a requisition to 
replace her. Mr. Jenkins added that he hopes to increase the position to three 
days a week. He announced that the date for the gallery's annual fundraiser 
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Van Ness and will extend into the building's lobby and out front. The gallery 
will be working with a party designer to orchestrate the space. Mr. Jenkins 
explained that the advisory board and a subcommittee of volunteers are 
working on various aspects of the fundraiser such as donation requests and 
securing artwork. Mr. Jenkins announced that the annual Construct installation 
exhibition will take place in early 2005. The selected artist will be given a 
$4,000 honorarium and will have use of the entire gallery space. Mr. Jenkins is 
currently trying to recruit a nationally recognized juror such as Mel Chin or 
Fred Wilson. 

Mr. Jenkins continued his report by presenting slides of work by the artists to 
be included in the three proposed exhibitions: "In Passing" curated by Todd 
Herman, "Meatology" curated by Kara Maria, and "Element of Temporary" 
curated by ev Funes and James Bewley. 

Mr. Jenkins stated that "In Passing" was selected as the winner of the annual 
curator award. This exhibition includes work by established artists as well as 
by non-artists and touches on the theme of death while exploring both the 
diversity as well as the common threads in responses to the passing of life. The 
exhibition will take place at the gallery in spring 2005 and will include an off- 
site component such as placing part of the show in a local casket shop. The 
curator is also currently working on a related book which will include all of the 
images presented in the exhibition. "In Passing" includes work by the 
following artists: Amy Auerbach, Albert Baris, Amanda Coslor, Brenda 
Rasmussen, Kimberly Campbell, David Balluff, Doug Stoddard, Erik Auerbach, 
Ester Hernandez, E. Francis Kohler, Group Project, Gordon Shepard, John 
Baumann, Jim Goldberg, Kelly Kerslake, Ken Miller, Katherine Wiemelt, Leroy 
Moore, Lori Sampson, Larry Sultan, Marco Berger, Michael Loggins, Mindy 
Zlotnick, Nakkali Rupta, Peter Cordova, Paula Levine, Richard Lichtman, 
Stefanie J. Atkinson, Steven Geeter, Wolf Gomez, and Zoe Ryan. Off-site 
venues are also being sought for satellite presentations. 

Mr. Jenkins explained that "Meatology" had been submitted to the curator 
award competition and although it was not selected as the award winner, the 
proposal was very strong. Mr. Jenkins stated that he would like to show the 
exhibition at the gallery this fall. The exhibition includes work by the 
following artists: Jaqueline Cooper, Laura Dufont, Jean Friscia, Noah Lang, 
Laura Splan, Jacqueline Summell, and Lava Thomas. 

Mr. Jenkins stated that the "Element of Temporary" is a one-night exhibition 
that includes a range of time-based visual and performance works related to 
the theme "temporary." Included in this exhibition are the following artists: 
Michael Campbell, Renee Delores, Susan Husky, Ishan Clemenco, and Margaret 
Tedesco. 

Mr. Jenkins also presented work by three artists to be exhibited in the Grove 
Street window space. He stated that he would include the motions for these 
exhibitions on the upcoming Full Commission agenda. Elaine Buckholtz is an 
artist who works with light, movement and sound. Kamau Paton combines 
paint, paper, and balsa wood to create works that investigate the relationship 
between myth and science. Sarah Cain creates paint installations that interact 
with the gallery architecture. Mr. Jenkins stated that he would like to pay the 
artists an honorarium of $400 each. 

Motion: Motion to approve the exhibition "Meatology" curated by Kara Maria, to 
be exhibited at the 401 Van Ness gallery in November 2004. 
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Motion: Motion to approve the one-day exhibition and performance event 
"Element of Temporary" curated by ev Funes and James Bev/ley, to be held on 
August 20, 2004 at the 401 Van Ness gallery. 
Moved: Draisin/ Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the exhibition "In Passing" curated by Todd Herman, 
to be exhibited at the 401 Van Ness gallery in Spring 2005. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

3. Ocean View Library 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil presented images of "Words Fly Away," the 
recently completed artwork by John Wehrle for the Ocean View Library. She 
stated because the community so liked the existing public art on the exterior 
of the library, they chose to allocate remaining funds raised by the community 
and Friends of the Library ($125,000) to commission Wehrle's work. The 
artist's proposal included painted murals in the stairwell, laser-cut linoleum on 
the stairs and in the hall, painted ceiling tile and ceramic tile in the drinking 
fountain alcove. The design was later expanded to include a custom color on 
the walls of the upstairs hallway. Wehrle researched literary references on 
reading and books to find inspiration for his concept and design. Ranging from 
an anonymous Latin quotation to Alice in Wonderland and Chicken Little, 
Wehrle created a verbal and visual puzzle that requires more than a passing 
glance to decipher. A professional photographer has been hired to make final 
images in both digital and slide format. Staff will request approval to accept 
the artwork into the Civic Art Collection at a future meeting. 

4. SoMa Park 

Project Manager Susan Pontious gave an update on Irene Pijoan's project for 
SoMa Park which is located on Folsom at 6^^^ Street. She stated that the 
Commission had approved the artist's proposal to create designs to be 
incorporated into the fence that surrounds the new recreation center. Ms. 
Pontious stated that although the original art enrichment budget was $43,000, 
there is a surplus in the construction budget and the architects have given 
some of that money to commission an additional five artist designed panels. 
Ms. Pontious presented two examples of the panel designs which will be 72" x 
72". 

Motion: Motion to increase Irene Pijoan's contract by $12,725, for a total 
contract amount of $14,725, for final design development, construction 
documents for 5 artist designed aluminum fence panels, and consulting services 
during fabrication and installation. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious distributed to Commissioners a comprehensive 
overview of the art enrichment program for Laguna Honda Hospital. She 
explained that the hospital is being rebuilt and there are currently 15 artists 
involved in designing works that will help patients with way finding. She 
presented a resident floor plan and pointed out the primary walls where the 
artwork will be located. 

Ms. Pontious presented to the Commissioners the approved design proposals by 
each artist prior to seeking approval to enter into a contract for fabrication. 

She presented examples of past work by glass artist Arlan Huang. For Laguna 
Honda Hospital he proposed to install a wall of glass blocks at an intersection 
of four hallways. Each glass block in the wall contains a color blown-glass 
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the direction of the hallway. 

Ms. Pontious presented slides of artwork by Jonathan Bonner who proposed to 
create round carved granite sculptures for the hospital courtyard. She stated 
that the artwork will be viewed from the courtyard as well as from the 
windows of the surrounding buildings. She added that all the proposed pieces 
are wheel chair accessible. 

Ms. Pontious also presented a maquette of the proposed cedar log sculpture by 
Wang Po Shu. She explained that the artist did extensive research for his 
project including meeting with and interviewing doctors, other hospital staff 
and patients. She stated that the design is based on interlocking circles. She 
explained that the artist revised his original design proposal by eliminating the 
drip pool that was to be located under the center span of the log structure. 
ADA code would require a cast curb to be installed around the pool which 
would have substantially altered the proposed design. Because the artist does 
not want to make those changes, he will eliminate the drip pool. This change 
would allow people to pass through the sculpture. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 

agreement with Arlan Huang for an amount not to exceed $250,000 for the 

fabrication, transportation and installation of fifteen glass panels with glass 

rondels and four 5' x 5' glass block and blown glass windows for Laguna Honda 

Hospital. 

Moved: Solomon/ Draisin 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Jonathan Bonner for an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the 
fabrication, storage, transportation and installation of a granite sculpture for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Wang Po Shu for an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation of a carved wood sculpture for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by explaining that the Art 
Enrichment Program at the San Francisco Airport requires oversight by an Art 
Steering Committee which is made up of appointees from the Arts Commission 
and the Airport. The current members from the Arts Commission are Jill 
Manton and Bob Larocca. Commissioner Guggenheim had been on the 
committee, and since he is no longer on the Commission, a new representative 
needs to be appointed to take his place. Commissioner Stermer suggested that 
Commissioner Solomon be appointed to that post. Ms. Pontious stated that the 
committee will be meeting again soon to discuss how to use the remaining art 
enrichment funds. 

Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project. She stated that the project is very close to completion. After 
the final work is complete, we have to notify the Moscone Center 30 days prior 
to beginning regular operation of the system. She stated that the Arts 
Commission will have service agreements with Pol-X West (the motion system 
engineer). Ear Studios (the LED text programmer), and Multimedia (the 
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warranty. Ms. Manton added that after the first year, the LED text on the rear 
of the screen will be used primarily for advertising as a way to generate money 
to maintain the artwork and commission new video content. Ms. Manton stated 
that she will notify the Commissioners when the final work is complete. She 
would like to invite Commissioners to the final system inspection. 

8. PUC Arts Master Plan RFP 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reminded the Commissioners that they 
are welcome to provide feedback related to the PUC Arts Master Plan RFP 
which was distributed at the previous Visual Arts Committee meeting. She 
stated that the RFP is calling for a consultant to look at the PUC's capital 
improvement program and develop a master plan for the artwork program. 
Project Manager Nina Dunbar stated that the RFP will not be sent out until the 
new PUC General Manager is on board, which could take up to two months. 

9. New Business 

As an item of new business. Public Art Program Director Jill Manton announced 
that she and Program Associate Jennifer Loworn were just in Washington D.C. 
attending the national Public Art Network Conference. She stated that there 
were very thoughtful presentations on memorials. Jenny Holzer was selected 
to receive the Public Art Annual Award of Excellence. Unfortunately she was 
unable to attend the conference due to health issues. 

As an additional item of new business, Ms. Manton stated that there is a new 
city office building being designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for 10th and 
Market Street. This project is a public/private collaboration and will have an 
art enrichment budget of approximately $1 .2 million. The new building will 
contain City offices and residences. 

10. Old Business 

As an item of old business, Project Manager Kristen Zaremba gave an update 
regarding Victor Zaballa's project for the PUC's Southeast Water Pollution 
Control Plant. She reminded the Commissioners that they had recommended 
making a final design contract payment to Mr. Zaballa, but not to proceed with 
fabrication of the project. This decision was made based on the artist's 
performance on the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse project and his ongoing health 
concerns, which impact his ability to complete work on schedule. However, 
the PUC was very fond of Mr. Zaballa's proposed artwork and wants the Arts 
Commission to move forward with it. Ms. Zaremba stated that it may be 
desirable to have the artist complete the project since the Arts Commission is 
about to embark on a number of new projects with the PUC. She suggested 
that the solution may be to require the artist to hire a project manager to 
ensure that the project is installed smoothly. Commissioner Solomon 
recommended that if we were to have Mr. Zaballa complete the project, the 
contract should include an escape clause. Commissioner Draisin recommended 
that a PUC person be brought into the process so that they would be aware of 
problems as they arise. Ms. Zaremba stated that PUC staff is already involved 
in the process. 

Ms. Manton stated that Ms. Zaremba has also managed Mr. Zaballa's project at 
Visitacion Valley and she has overseen the correction of all the ills associated 
with that project. Ms. Zaremba stated that in that case the client and the 
community are happy with the outcome of the project. 

As an additional item of old business, Ms. Macneil presented images of the 
recently completed artwork by Johanna Poethig for Rochambeau Park. Ms. 
Macneil stated that the artist designed the concrete columns and tile pattern 
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installed the tile and added glass tile mosaic to the spheres to create the 
illusion of a basketball and tennis ball. Postcards of the artwork were 
distributed to the Commissioners. Ms. Macneil added that at a future meeting 
she will be requesting that the artwork be accepted into the Civic Art 
Collection. 

11. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 07/28/2004 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel; INFO: (Jennifer Loworn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
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Notices 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items vvill be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
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September 1 Special Meeting 

f SPECIAL MEETING OF THE DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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Wednesday, September 1 , 2004 ^[JQ 2 1 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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^ Agenda 

1 . Consent 

1. Motion to approve the loan of "18th St. Downgrade (1978)," a painting 
by Wayne Thiebaud, to the University of California Berkeley Art Museum 
for a two-year period (renewable). 

2. Gallery Report 
r Rupert Jenkins 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve Cliff Garten's model and materials for an artist- 
designed handrail for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

4. Art on Market Street Temporary Project Program 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of alternate proposal for "The Endangered Seed Project" by the 

artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson. 

Motion: Motion to approve the relocation of "The Endangered Seed Project," 
by the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson for the Art on Market 
Street Temporary Projects Program 2004-05, to the exterior of the Bill Graham 
Civic Auditorium, and to authorize an increase in the contract to an amount not 
to exceed $23,000. 

5. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of Tom Otterness's conceptual proposal and the selection panel's 

recommendations. 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation to select artist Tom 
Otterness pending a revised proposal for the Pulgas Water Temple Gates 
Project. 

6. Moscone Center 
Jill Manton 
Diller + Scofidio Project Update 

7. Windmill Project 

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8. Overview of the Public Art Project Development Process 

Jill Manton 

9. Budget and Staff Impacts on Civic Art Collection 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to suspend the Civic Art Collection Loan Program at the 
discretion of the Director of Cultural Affairs until further notice as a result of 
budget cuts and the elimination of the position of Civic Art Collection Program 
Director. 

Motion: Motion to enact a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of gifts 
until further notice at the discretion of the Director of Cultural Affairs as a 
result of budget cuts and the elimination of the position of Civic Art Collection 
Program Director. 

10. Hearts in San Francisco 

Ellen Newman 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed installation of the Tony Bennett Heart 
Sculpture in Union Square. 

1 1 . New Business 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. INFO: {Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594). 

Public comment In regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
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September 1 Special Meeting 



^ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 

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Wednesday, September 1 , 2004 

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Commissioners Present 

'^"^ Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer 
Absent: Maya Draisin, Dede Wilsey 

[I •, staff Present 

Carol Marie Daniels, Nina Dunbar, Nancy Gonchar, Rupert Jenkins, Jennifer Loworn, 
Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:00 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1. Motion to approve the loan of "18th St. Downgrade (1978)," a painting 
by Wayne Thiebaud, to the University of California Berkeley Art Museum 
for a two-year period (renewable). 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar item. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Solomon 

2. Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins announced that there are new exhibitions at all 
three sites. At the 401 Van Ness Gallery there is an opening reception tonight 
from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship award 
exhibition, which is supported by the San Francisco Foundation. Next week in 
City Hall, the following new exhibitions open: "Insights 2004," the annual 
juried exhibition of work by artists who are legally blind; solo shows by Pete 
Eckert, Michael LeVell and Alison Ulman, who are featured artists for Insights's 
15th anniversary; and "Jazzography: Photographs of Legendary Jazz Musicians," 
by Mars Breslow. There will be a reception for these exhibitions on September 
9 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Currently on view at the Grove Street windows 
space is the recently installed dual-channel video piece "Yellow Descending" 
by Elaine Buckholtz. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that he still does not have approval for the requisition to 
hire a staff person for the part-time temporary exempt position. Due to the 
loss of both his full-time and part-time staff members, Mr. Jenkins has made 
the decision to cease programming exhibitions in City Hall until he is able to 
hire a replacement City Hall coordinator. He stated that the upcoming City 
Hall exhibitions will run through mid-October, and that no exhibitions have 
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can be hired immediately once the requisition is approved by the Mayor's 
office. Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that a sign be installed where the 
exhibitions would be that explains why there are no exhibitions on display. 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious gave an update on Cliff Garten's artist- 
designed handrail project for the Link Building at Laguna Honda Hospital. She 
stated that the Visual Arts Committee had previously approved the artist's 
design drawings. Ms. Pontious explained that the handrail consists of straight 
sections and specialty cast curved sections. She presented material samples of 
extruded polycarbonate for the straight section and cast polyurethane for the 
carved model for the curved section. The blue and ochre color palette of the 
sample was selected to match the architectural color palette for that part of 
the building. She explained that the handrail has been designed to help 
residents with way-finding by using various color materials and by having 
Braille on the surface. Ms. Pontious stated that once the materials and model 
are approved, the next phase would be to build a ten-foot section of the 
handrail. 

Motion: Motion to approve Cliff Garten's model and materials for an artist- 
designed handrail for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon /Przyblyski 

4. Art on Market Street Temporary Project Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented an alternate proposal for "The 
Endangered Seed Project" by the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
Carlson. Ms. Moran explained that the artists had originally proposed to install 
three 20-foot square open weave banners featuring images of nearly-extinct 
seeds across the front of the Ferry Building. She reported that because the 
Ferry Building will not permit the installation of any signage, the artists have 
been forced to find a new site. Because of the project theme, it is desirable to 
have the banners located near a farmer's market so that the placement of 
these banners would not seem arbitrary. Ms. Moran presented a mock-up 
image of several smaller banners as they would look if installed on the rear side 
of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Ms. Moran explained that there are 
certain vents on the rear side of the building that cannot be covered, so the 
exact layout would have to be coordinated with the building engineer. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that because the banners are located so high on 
the building, people in passing cars would not be able to see them. 
Commissioner Solomon stated that the banners are too small and recommended 
that the artists make one large banner of one seed that could be installed 
across the entire rear side of the building. She also recommended that an 
additional large banner be installed on the adjacent side of the building. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the new proposed location does not have a 
strong association with the farmer's market at U.N. Plaza. She stated that the 
project could have a metaphorical connection to the earth if the banners were 
located at ground level in the stairwells leading down to the underground MUNI 
and BART stations. Commissioner Stermer stated that the new proposed 
location does not seem appropriate and that the artists should continue looking 
for sites. He recommended that the artists consider the Library or the new 
Alfred building. Commissioner Solomon suggested that the artists make a huge 
banner that could be suspended between the light cannons at Ferry Plaza. The 
Commissioners encouraged Ms. Moran to work with the artists to find a location 
as close to the Ferry Building as possible. 

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by the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson for the Art on Market 
Street Temporary Projects Program 2004-05, to the exterior of the Bill Graham 
Civic Auditorium, and to authorize an increase in the contract to an amount not 
to exceed $23,000. 

5. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the Pulgas Water Temple 
Art Enrichment Project. The selection panel recently met to review the 
conceptual proposals by the three project finalists. She presented Tom 
Otterness's conceptual proposal and explained that he received a majority of 
the votes by a narrow margin. Ms. Manton explained that the panelists felt 
that the Otterness proposal, while more appropriate and engaging than the 
others, was not consistent with the best examples of his past work, which is 
typically very witty and includes numerous small cast bronze creatures. Ms. 
Manton stated that the staff recommends accepting Tom Otterness as the 
project artist if he agrees to revise his proposal taking into account the 
recommendations of the selection panel. Commissioner Stermer stated that 
the proposal would have to be dramatically reworked. 

Because the selection panel votes were so close, Ms. Manton also presented the 
proposal by Diana Pumpbelly Bates, who was the runner-up. She explained 
that the selection panel felt that the Bates proposal was too urban for the site 
and that it did not respond to the identity and functions of the Water Temple 
site. Commissioner Stermer stated that he prefers the Bates proposal. Ms. 
Manton reported that the PUC staff on the panel did not like this proposal. She 
stated that they liked the WPA-era logo that Tom Otterness created for the 
center of the gate. Commissioner Solomon responded that she did not like the 
artist-designed logo. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she understands the need to work 
collaboratively with the PUC, but feels that it would be good to have a joint 
meeting between the Visual Arts Committee and the PUC Art Steering 
Committee to clarify the interface between the two bodies. Ms. Manton 
stated that she would be able to arrange the meeting and added that the Arts 
Commission already has a Memorandum of Understanding with the PUC that 
governs the work of the two departments relative to the implementation of the 
Art Enrichment Ordinance, 

Ms. Manton recommended that the two high-scoring finalists be invited to 
submit revised proposals that address the panelists' concerns. The 
Commissioners were amenable to this suggestion. 

The following motion was withdrawn. 

Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation to select artist Tom 

Otterness pending a revised proposal for the Pulgas Water Temple Gates 

Project. 

6. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project. She stated that the project is very close to completion and 
there are only six items left to complete. She added that she is very frustrated 
with Multimedia, because they are taking so long to complete their work. She 
stated that she hesitates to invoke the liquidated damages section of the 
contract since it may strain the ongoing working relationship with Multimedia. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she will ask the Mayor to write a letter to 
Multimedia on behalf of the Arts Commission urging them to complete the work 
before the Moscone Center enters into the fall convention season. 



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7. Windmill Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the windmill in Golden 
Gate Park is being restored and will generate art enrichment funds of $14,000. 
She stated that normally for such a small amount it is preferable to pool the 
money and have it redirected to a more substantial project. However, one of 
the members of the project's private fundraising group approached Ms. Manton 
to inquire whether the Arts Commission would be interested in using the art 
enrichment funding to commission a commemorative musical composition in 
honor of the restoration. She added that the private fundraising group would 
raise additional funds to pay for a performance of the work, as well as fund a 
limited production of a CD. In order to ascertain whether $10,000 is sufficient 
to commission a 15-minute piece, Ms. Manton spoke with the Arts Commission's 
Cultural Equity Grant Program and the composer Paul Dresher. 

Ms. Manton added that because the project would generate such a small 
administrative fee the Public Art Program would not be able to manage the 
project. She stated that a consultant would have to be hired for a flat fee to 
administer the commission. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she likes the idea that art enrichment 
money would be used to commission work that is accessible through other than 
visual senses. She added that the challenge for the composer would be to 
make a piece that stands on its own, yet still has a connection to the site. 

8. Overview of the Public Art Project Development Process 

This report was postponed to the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

9. Budget and Staff Impacts on Civic Art Collection 

San Francisco Arts Commission Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar gave an update 
on the budget and staff impacts on the Civic Art Collection. Ms. Gonchar 
explained that with the recent budget cuts, the Civic Art Collection Program 
Director position was eliminated. She stated that the functions of that 
program have been distributed among various staff members who comprise the 
Collections Team. Carol Marie Daniels will officially transfer from the 
Community Arts and Education Program to become a member of the Public Art 
staff on September 1 . Ms. Daniels's primary responsibility will be to work on 
the maintenance, repair and conservation of the works commissioned through 
the Public Art Program. Monument conservation and relocation, as well as 
graffiti removal, will be handled by Rommel Taylor under the direction of 
Nancy Gonchar. Sarah Lenoue will continue dealing with the registration of 
artworks accepted into the City Collection. In light of the budget cuts and 
staff reductions, Ms. Gonchar stated that the staff is making two 
recommendations regarding the remaining Civic Art Collection functions: 1 . to 
suspend the Civic Art Collection Loan Program at the discretion of the Director 
of Cultural Affairs until further notice; and 2. to enact a temporary 
moratorium on the acceptance of gifts until further notice at the discretion of 
the Director of Cultural Affairs. Ms. Gonchar explained that both of these 
functions are very time-consuming for both staff and Commissioners. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she is concerned about splitting the Civic 
Art Collection into contemporary and historical categories because the 
"contemporary art" will eventually become "historical." Ms. Gonchar stated 
that if the budget improves the Arts Commission may be able to once again 
unite the functions of the Civic Art Collection, but this current 
recommendation is meant to address the practical problem of loss of staff. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that It is reasonable for the Arts Commission to 
make changes in order to cope with the current budget cuts, however the Arts 
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Motion: Motion to suspend the Civic Art Collection Loan Program at the 

discretion of the Director of Cultural Affairs until further notice as a result of 

budget cuts and the elimination of the position of Civic Art Collection Program 

Director, 

Moved: Solomon /Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to enact a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of gifts 
until further notice at the discretion of the Director of Cultural Affairs as a 
result of budget cuts and the elimination of the position of Civic Art Collection 
Program Director. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Solomon 

10. Hearts in San Francisco 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced Ellen Newman, the Hearts in 
San Francisco Project Co-Chair. Ms. Manton stated that the project has been 
wildly successful, placing over 100 heart sculptures around the city. She added 
that Ms. Newman is requesting that the Commissioners approve the proposed 
installation of the Tony Bennett heart sculpture in Union Square. Although the 
City is not purchasing the artwork, nor approving it as part of the Civic Art 
Collection, Arts Commission approval is needed for any artwork that is placed 
on City- owned property. 

Ms. Newman presented slides of the Tony Bennett heart sculpture, which 
features a landscape painting of the Golden Gate Bridge with the Marin hills in 
the background. Ms. Newman explained that she is proposing to locate the 
sculpture in front of a blank wall of the second building near the gift shop on 
the west side of the square. She added that the proposed location has already 
been approved by Friends of Recreation and Parks and the Union Square 
Association. She believes that the visitors to San Francisco will love the piece. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she thinks the Hearts in San Francisco is a 
lovely project. However, she is concerned that the scale of the heart 
sculptures that are being placed around the city will create an expectation 
regarding what the scale of public art should be. She was also concerned that 
there may be too many artworks of that scale being placed in Union Square, 
She stated that because Union Square is the most visible public space at the 
center of the city, she feels an obligation to ensure that the artwork that is 
located there is of the highest caliber. Commissioner Przyblyski added that the 
Hearts in San Francisco Project is successful because there are so many hearts. 
She is concerned that once the other hearts are removed, Mr. Bennett's heart 
might not have the same strength as a stand-alone permanent sculpture. 

Ms. Newman responded that she believes that the Tony Bennett sculpture will 
be very successful, and that it will have a life of its own. 

Commissioner Solomon stated that the heart would have popular appeal. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that it is possible that the Bennett heart 
sculpture will be quite remarkable, but to be cautious, he recommended that 
the motion be revised to approve the installation for a renewable two-year 
period. 

The foHowins motion was revised as indicated. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed installation of the Tony Bennett Heart 

Sculpture in Union Square for a two-year period (renewable). 

Moved: Przyblyski /Solomon 



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1 1 . New Business 

As an item of New Business, Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced 
Carol Marie Daniels, who will be working on the maintenance, repair and 
conservation of artworks commissioned through the Public Art Program. 

Ms. Manton also presented to the Commissioners the Art in America Annual 
Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists and stated that two of the Arts 
Commission's Public Art Projects were selected for inclusion in the Guide's 
2003 Public Art in Review. Those projects are "Union Square Colonnade" by RM 
Fischer and "Yin and Yang" by Robert Arneson. 

Ms. Manton also reported that Americans for the Arts gave its second annual 
Public Art Network Award to Jenny Holzer at the annual meeting held in 
Washington, DC. She distributed to the Commissioners a copy of Jenny 
Holzer's acceptance speech. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 9/8/2004 

9/8/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. INFO: (Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900. San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 



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^Agenda 



1 . Consent 

1. Motion to approve the six final poster designs titled "Peripheral Visions," 
by artist Jason Jagel, to be installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero between November 12, 2004, 
and February 10, 2005, for the Art on Market Street 2004 Kiosk Poster 
Program. 

2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

3. Pulgas Water Temple Project 
Nina Dunbar 

Update on responses by Tom Otterness and Diana Pumpbelly Bates to the 
Committee's request for revised proposals 

4. Moscone Center 
Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

5. Overview of the Public Art Project Development Process 

Jill Manton 

6. New Business 

Jill Manton 

Introduction of new project: lO*'^ fit Market Office Building by Myers 

Development and architects Skidmore Owings Merrill 

7. Old Business 

8. Adjournment 

9/9/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness. Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 



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San Francisco^rts Commission 



September 15 



^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, September 1 5, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Minutes 



Commissioners Present 

Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer, 
Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Carol Marie Daniels, Nina Dunbar, Nancy 
Gonchar, Jennifer Loworn, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Rommel Taylor 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherv/ise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1 , Consent 

1. Motion to approve the six final poster designs titled "Peripheral Visions," 
by artist Jason Jagel, to be installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero between November 12, 2004, 
and February 10, 2005, for the Art on Market Street 2004 Kiosk Poster 
Program. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar item 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

2. Gallery Report 

Public Art Program Associate Jennifer Loworn gave the gallery report on behalf 
of Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins. She stated that there are new exhibitions 
at all three sites. At the gallery at 401 Van Ness Avenue is the Murphy Cadogan 
award exhibition. At the Grove Street windows is "Yellow Descending," a dual- 
channel video projection by Elaine Buckholtz. In City Hall are three new 
exhibitions: "Insights 2004," the annual juried exhibition of work by artists who 
are legally blind; solo shows by Pete Eckert, Michael LeVell and Alison Ulman, 
who are featured artists for Insights's 15th anniversary; and "Jazzography: 
Photographs of Legendary Jazz Musicians," by Mars Breslow. 

Ms. Loworn reported that the deadline for "Construct, " the annual installation 
award exhibition has just passed and that Mr. Jenkins has begun reviewing the 
submissions. There will be a preliminary review and selection of finalists on 
Wednesday, September 22. She stated that the Commissioners are welcome to 
attend. Mr. Jenkins will present the winning proposal at the November Visual 
Arts Committee meeting. 

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3. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Based on the Commissioners' recommendations from the last Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported that she spoke 
with the two semi-finalists for the Pulgas Water Temple Project. She stated 
that Tom Otterness will submit a revised proposal and Diana Pumpbelly Bates 
will respond to the selection panel's initial concerns regarding her proposal. 
Ms. Dunbar stated that she would like to arrange a brief special meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee prior to the Full Commission meeting on October 4 to 
present these revised proposals. 

4. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project. She stated that the project should be complete by the end of 
September. There is a final work date scheduled for September 25. She added 
that if all goes well, the required final inspection of the artwork and 
mechanical system could occur in early October. Ms. Manton stated that a 
security camera will be installed across the street from the Moscone West 
Center that will allow the Moscone Convention staff to monitor the screen. 
Additionally, warning signs regarding the need for the track to be clear will be 
installed on the roof along the system track and at the roof exit door. 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar added that the lighting for "Tree" will finally be 
installed by next month. 

5. Overview of the Public Art Project Development Process 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report, Summary of Public Art Project 
Development 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton presented an overview of the public art 
project development process. She explained that this is a good opportunity for 
both new and longer-serving Commissioners to review how the program 
manages the public art projects mamdated by the art enrichment ordinance. 
She explained that a few years ago the Visual Arts Committee did not have 
meetings for several months due to lack of quorum, which threatened to delay 
many projects. In response to this, a resolution was passed allowing the 
development of projects to begin without Commission approval. Ms. Manton 
believes that reverting to the previously utilized practice of presenting new 
projects to the committee at the project's inception will be of value to the 
project and will provide the Commissioners with more information and greater 
oversight. 

Ms. Manton walked the Commissioners through the steps involved in planning, 
developing and managing a public art project. She explained that certain parts 
of the process are procedural and others derive from Commission-approved 
guidelines. She explained that she wanted to clarify staff roles and autonomy, 
and the interface with the Arts Commission. The Summary of Public Art 
Project Development defines at what point Commission approval is required. 

Regarding Civic Art Collection goals relative to the commissioning of new work 
through the Public Art Program, Ms. Manton remarked that the staff would like 
to work closely with the Commissioners on the development of goals for the 
collection, in terms of what additional kinds of artwork should be acquired, 
specific works or artists who should be included in the collection, and specific 
sites or sectors of the city which may be underrepresented. 

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need to coordinate the Commission mandates, approvals or directives v\/ith the 
interests of the community and/or client. Director of Cultural Affairs Richard 
Newirth stated that the longer-serving Commissioners are likely more aware of 
this issue and that the Arts Commission needs to set its own expectations with 
regard to community involvement. Ms. Manton suggested that it might be very 
informative for the Commissioners to join staff in attending a community 
meeting. Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that the Arts Commission do more 
outreach to the press to address the issue of community involvement and 
quality urban design. 

Regarding the artwork selection process, Commissioner Stermer stated that the 
staff is a valuable resource and he would like to encourage staff 
recommendations. Ms. Manton responded that the Public Art Program plans to 
institute the submission of staff reports for all items on the Visual Arts 
Committee agenda. 

Regarding artwork design, fabrication, and installation, Ms. Manton stated that 
there is a need to better coordinate the Commissioners' progressive feedback 
through the design and review process. Ms. Manton spoke of instances in which 
prior decisions were revisited or rescinded by different combinations of 
Commissioners and how this had impacts regarding schedule, budget and the 
perception of professionalism. Commissioner Stermer suggested that any 
Commissioner who missed the meeting at which an issue was originally decided 
should not be permitted to vote at a later meeting to change that decision. 
Commissioner Draisin inquired whether an absentee may comment on an issue 
prior to the meeting. Ms. Manton stated that this would be possible but she 
added that it is more productive for the comments to occur as part of a 
discussion. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that staff should feel comfortable 
explaining the ramifications of the Commissioners' directives. Commissioner 
Stermer reiterated the importance of attending the meetings. Project Manager 
Susan Pontious emphasized that the project start-up report establishes the 
direction for the work and it is very difficult and costly to change course once 
approval has been given and work has begun. 

New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that she hopes to introduce a 

new art enrichment project, the 10th & Market Office Building by Myers 

Development and architects Skidmore Owings Merrill, at the next Visual Arts 

Committee meeting. She is waiting to hear whether the project will be moving 

forward. 

As an additional item of new business, Ms. Manton reported on the mural by 
Johanna Poethig at the Harvey Milk Recreation Center. She stated that the 
recreation center is being renovated and reconfigured as a campus of buildings 
rather than one large building. Ms. Manton presented photos of the site that 
show where the Poethig mural is located. Ms. Manton explained that for 
various reasons, such as the new architectural design of the campus, the 
Department of Recreation and Parks is exploring the possibility of having the 
mural removed. She added that the client (the Department of Recreation and 
Parks) has requested that the new art enrichment project be about Harvey 
Milk. With regard to the mural, she stated that legally the art enrichment 
funds cannot be used to restore an existing piece of artwork. The Department 
of Recreation and Parks has proposed distributing a survey to determine how 
the community feels about the mural. Ms. Manton stated that, based on the 
California Art Preservation Act, the artist has the right to document and 
attempt to remove the mural. She explained that in either case, the portion of 
the mural that features Imogen Cunningham will be destroyed, due to its 
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that the situation facing this mural brings up a larger issue regarding the role of 
murals in the community and the permanence of this type of public art. 
Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that the Arts Commission should develop a 
policy that would call for the designation of certain murals as cultural 
resources. Such murals would be permanent and should be made with durable 
materials. Ms. Manton stated that the Arts Commission's current practice does 
not allow for the commissioning of outdoor murals because they are not 
considered "permanent." She added that the Arts Commission is responsible 
for approving the installation or removal of any artwork on public property. 



7. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

9/29/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the 
Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 
during regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing 
electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the 
Chair may order the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to Influence local legislative 
or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist 
Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 
2.100 - 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information 
about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300. fax (415) 
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San Francisco Arts Com miss ion 
October 20 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

<^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Qpr OQ ?0Q4 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

10-20-04 Al 0:36 RCVD 
^ Agenda 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to increase the contract with Conservation Artisans by $18,000 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $33,000 for repair and 
conservation of the Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo monument and Liberty Bell 
in Dolores Park. 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Rainbow Waterproofing and Restoration Company to 
repair the granite base of the Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo monument in 
Dolores Park for an amount not to exceed $6,000. 

3. Motion to approve the installation of the ceramic tile mural portion of 
Aileen Barr's artwork for the West Portal Clubhouse. 

2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion: Motion to approve the exhibition "Reflecting Buddha: Images by 
Contemporary Photographers" for the gallery at 401 Van Ness, January 19-29, 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to approve honoraria payments in the amount of $100 to each 
of the five "Construct 4" finalists for exhibition proposals. Finalists: Charles 
Gute, Charles Goodman, Desiree Holman, Sarah Cain, and Bari Zipperstein. 

Motion: Motion to approve an artist honorarium not to exceed $4,000 to one 
artist to be named following the "Construct 4" jurying on October 30, 2004. 
Finalists: Charles Gute, Charles Goodman, Desiree Holman, Sarah Cain, and 
Bari Zipperstein. 

3. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff presentation and request for approval of artist's mock-up for project 

Explanatory Document: Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Laurel True's mock-up for the Ocean Avenue 
Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist to proceed with 
fabrication. 

4. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Staff report on Airport Art Steering Committee meeting 

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B. Report on de-accessloning of artwork in the Airport Collection 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Masquerade in Black" by Jay De Feo. 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Grapevine" by Zhu Qizhan with preference 
for placing it in another museum. 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Star of the North" by Micheline Beauchemin. 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Golden Gate Park" by Don Potts to a 
nonprofit agency or governmental agency. 

C. Report on use of funds from de-accessioned artwork 

Motion: Motion to recommend the temporary placement of funds from the sale 
of Airport art in the Airport Art Endowment Account until such time as a 
recommended use of the funds is identified for the purchasing or 
commissioning of additional artwork for the Airport. 

D. Report on new projects for Gate Room Walls 3 and 5 
Explanatory Document: Project Description for Boarding Area A, Gate Rooms 3 
and 5 

Motion: Motion to proceed with Gate Room projects for Boarding Area A, Gate 
Room 3 and Gate Room 5. 

Motion: Motion to approve project outline for Gate Rooms 3 and 5 which calls 
for the following: 1. The project budget shall not exceed $278,000 inclusive of 
both Gate Rooms; 2. The project is open to artists nationally; and 3. Artist 
selection will be through the Arts Commission annual artist pool. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Approval of Final Designs by Terry Hoff 

Motion: Motion to approve Terry Hoffs final images and designs for three 
resident floors at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

6. SoMa Park 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: SoMa Park Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the final three designs for fence panels designed for 
SoMa Park by Irene Pijoan 

7. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Report on the proposal revisions by Tom Otterness and Diana Pumpbelly Bates 

and follow-up discussions with PUC representatives about the work 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to work with the PUC in identifying an 
alternative location and funding pool for implementing the Diana Pumpbelly 
Bates proposal. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to develop a new artist competition for the 
Pulgas Water Temple Gates using a process and panelists to be approved at the 
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8. Third Street Light Rail 
Judy Moran 

Informational presentation about the planning process of the Third Street Light 

Rail Art Enrichment Program, with samples and photographs of artworks in 

fabrication. 

Explanatory Document: Third Street Lisht Rail Staff Report 

9. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report on the Diller + Scofidio project 

10. Stern Grove Project 
Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve to the selection panel's recommendation of one of 
the following four finalists for the Stern Grove Project: Mark Brest van Kempen, 
Michael Eckerman, Gerald Heffernon, and Peter Richards. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with the selected artist (to be named at meeting) for an amount not 
to exceed $50,000 for design, fabrication, transportation and Installation of an 
artwork for the Stern Grove Project. 

1 1 . New Business 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

10/15/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during regular business hours. 
INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the 
item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
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5 VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 

3:00 p.m. j^qV " 3 2004 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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^ Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 
Absent: Dugald Stermer, Dede Wilsey 

' staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Carol Marie Daniels, Nina Dunbar, Rupert 
Jenkins, Jennifer Loworn, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to increase the contract with Conservation Artisans by $18,000 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $33,000 for repair and 
conservation of the Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo monument and Liberty Bell 
in Dolores Park. 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Rainbow Waterproofing and Restoration Company to 
repair the granite base of the Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo monument in 
Dolores Park for an amount not to exceed $6,000. 

3. Motion to approve the installation of the ceramic tile mural portion of 
Aileen Barr's artwork for the West Portal Clubhouse. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Draisin /Przyblyski 

2. Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that Commission 04 was by far the 
most successful event, taking in approximately $42,000. Feedback about the 
fundraiser has been tremendously positive and the Mayor's office was quite 
pleased with the event. Mr. Jenkins thanked the Commissioners for their 
support. He added that he has just installed the work from past Commission 
box collections at the gallery. That work, along with the remaining work from 
Commission 04, is on view through November 6. 

Mr. Jenkins stated that although there will be no programming in City Hall 
during November and December, exhibitions are scheduled to begin again on 
January 12, 2005, with a San Francisco Art Institute photography class 
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Mr. Jenkins reported that Meleksah Henderson will be hired officially as the 
Gallery Manager as of Saturday, October 23. He added that he and Director of 
Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth have been discussing possibly using some of 
the money raised at Commission 04 to hire a staff person one day a week for 
City Hall. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that the preliminary review and selection of finalists for 
"Construct," the annual juried installation award occurred on Wednesday, 
September 22. The five finalists are Charles Gute, Charles Goodman, Desiree 
Holman, Sarah Cain, and Bari Zipperstein. On October 30, 2004 each finalist 
will present a proposal to this year's juror, Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, 
Sculpture Center, who will select the award winner. 

Mr. Jenkins concluded his report by presenting images for a proposed exhibition 
"Reflecting Buddha: Images by Contemporary Photographers" on the theme of 
Buddhism that would occur in conjunction with the International Buddhist Film 
Festival. "Reflecting Buddha" is a travelling exhibition curated by Photo 
Alliance founder Linda Connor. He stated that the exhibition would be on view 
at the gallery from January 19 to January 29, 2005. Mr. Jenkins believes that 
"Reflecting Buddha" would bring a lot of viewers into the gallery. Additionally, 
the publicity and outreach would be handled by the International Buddhist Film 
Festival. 

Motion: Motion to approve the exhibition "Reflecting Buddha: Images by 

Contemporary Photographers" for the gallery at 401 Van Ness, January 19-29, 

2005. 

Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to approve honoraria payments in the amount of $100 to each 
of the five "Construct 4" finalists for exhibition proposals. Finalists: Charles 
Gute, Charles Goodman, Desiree Holman, Sarah Cain, and Bari Zipperstein 
Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

Motion: Motion to approve an artist honorarium not to exceed $4,000 to one 
artist to be named following the "Construct 4" jurying on October 30, 2004. 
Finalists: Charles Gute, Charles Goodman, Desiree Holman, Sarah Cain, and 
Bari Zipperstein 
Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

3. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba began her report by reminding Commissioners 
that in February, 2004 the Visual Arts Committee approved Laurel True's 
revised concept, to develop a trio of "Sun Sphere" mosaic sculptures ranging 
from 3' to 5' in diameter, for the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Granada. 
Ms. Zaremba presented the artist's mock-up for the project and explained that 
it is intended to show the quality of the materials and craftsmanship of the 
work. She stated that the artwork is being funded by money that remained 
after the commissioning of the Ocean Avenue Master Plan. She added that 
Laurel True was selected for her use of bright colors and simple shapes. Ms. 
Zaremba stated that she is seeking approval of the mock-up so that the artist 
may proceed with fabrication. 

Commissioner Solomon recommended that there be less contrast between the 
flower shapes and the orange background. She stated that she would prefer 
that the spheres be monochromatic. Commissioner Przyblyski recommended 
that the design be made more abstract, and that the artist dispense with the 
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neighborhood. The Commissioners requested that the artist present a revised 
proposal at the next meeting. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that Ocean Avenue Master 
Plan is a great document and that both Ms. Zaremba and Public Art Program 
Director Jill Manton did a lot of work on it. Ms. Zaremba stated that she hopes 
that the Ocean Avenue Master Plan can still be used as a planning tool for 
public art in that neighborhood. 

The foUowins motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Laurel True's mock-up for the Ocean Avenue 

Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist to proceed with 

fabrication. 

Airport 

A. Staff report on Airport Art Steering Committee meeting 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported that the Airport Art Steering 
Committee met last month. She stated that in order to cut costs, she has been 
working with Carol Marie Daniels and Rommel Taylor to move artwork out of 
storage. Some of the artwork will be put on display and some will be moved to 
storage at the airport. 

B. Report on de-accessioning of artwork in the Airport Collection 

Ms. Pontious stated that the steering committee is also proposing to de- 
accession certain works and she provided the rationale for each. 

"Masquerade in Black" by Jay De Feo is an important artwork in the collection, 
but its size and imagery make it a difficult piece to site within the airport. The 
piece was purchased in the late 1970s for just over $5,000, and it may now be 
worth over $100,000. Ms. Pontious stated that because the artwork is located 
in a public space, it must be enclosed in a Plexiglas case for protection, which 
creates reflections obscuring the details of the image. Ms. Pontious stated that 
without the case, the piece is amazing. She reported that the Berkeley Art 
Museum would love to have this piece on loan. She added that the Arts 
Commission could also seek to sell it with a preference for having it purchased 
by a museum. Ms. Manton stated that she and Ms. Pontious are working with 
the estate of Jay De Feo to identify the best course of action. She mentioned 
that it is possible that a donor may want to purchase the piece for a local 
museum. Ms. Manton added that if the Arts Commission were to de-accession 
the piece, the funds would be returned to the airport art fund source and could 
be used to acquire new work for the airport. Commissioner Przyblyski agreed 
that it would be good to de-accession the work, but added that since one of De 
Feo's most significant works was recently sold to the Whitney Museum in New 
York City, it would be important to have the piece remain in the Bay Area. 

"Grapevine" by Zhu Qizhan was purchased as a result of agreements between 
former mayor Dianne Feinstein and the Shanghai Friendship Committee as part 
of sister city activities with Shanghai. The problem with the installation of the 
work at the airport is that it is a watercolor on paper, and therefore cannot 
tolerate the high light levels present in the airport. The painting has been in 
storage for many years. It was offered to the Asian Art Museum, but the 
Museum declined it because it was too large for them to store. Ms. Pontious 
stated that if the artwork were deemed to be in good condition and if the 
piece could be removed from the strainers and rolled, the Asian Art Museum 
might be interested in the piece. 

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and light-sensitivity also make it difficult to re-install at the airport. It is also 
too big to put in a Plexiglas case. Maintenance of the piece has been an issue 
in the past. 

"Golden Gate Park" by Don Potts is a wooden model of Golden Gate Park that 
is currently in storage at Brooks Hall. This model was one of five architectural 
models of San Francisco landmarks by Don Potts commissioned as the result of 
an American Institute of Architects convention in 1982. Some of the models 
are on display in City Hall, but "Golden Gate Park" is too large to display 
there. The steering committee suggested that either the Department of 
Recreation and Parks or the Presidio Trust might be interested in the piece. 
Commissioner Solomon suggested that the model could be displayed by hanging 
it on a wall. Ms. Manton suggested that the model could be placed with the 
Museum of the City of San Francisco that will soon be located at the San 
Francisco Mint. Commissioner Draisin stated that it is important not to de- 
accession one of the models, and that it would be preferable to loan the 
model, since they were commissioned as a suite. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to de-accession and explore options for selling "Masquerade in 
Black" by Jay De Feo with a preference for placing it in a Bay Area museum. 
Moved: Draisin /Przyblyski 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Grapevine" by Zhu Qizhan. 

Moved: Draisin /Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to de-accession "Star of the North" by Micheline Beauchemin. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Draisin 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to loan "Golden Gate Park" by Don Potts to a nonprofit or 

governmental agency. 

Moved: Przyblyski /Draisin 

C. Report on use of funds from de-accessioned artwork 

Ms. Pontious reported that the Administrative Code allows the Arts Commission 
to use funds generated by the sale of artwork for either purchase of new work 
or to maintain the collection. She had discussed with the Assistant Deputy 
Airport Director of Capital Finance the possibility of placing any funds 
generated from the sale of artwork in the maintenance endowment to generate 
funds for maintenance until such time as the funds are used to purchase or 
commission new artwork. 

Motion: Motion to recommend the temporary placement of funds from the sale 
of Airport art in the Airport Art Endowment Account until such time as a 
recommended use of the funds is identified for the purchasing or 
commissioning of additional artwork for the Airport. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Draisin 

D. Report on new projects for Gate Room Walls 3 and 5 

Ms. Pontious reported that in 1996-1997 the Arts Commission commissioned 
nine artists/artist teams to create artworks for the two-story gate room walls 
in Boarding Areas A and G of the new International Terminal. Just prior to the 
new terminal opening, the airport made the decision not to open Gate Rooms 3 
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Mildred Howard, intended for Gate Room 3, to Gate Room 2. The plan was for 
a new work to be commissioned for Gate Room 3 when the Airport decided to 
open that room, Ms. Pontious stated that the airport now plans to complete 
Gate Rooms 3 and 5 and to open them within approximately a year and a half. 
Since these are not operating gate rooms at present, and other construction 
will be occurring simultaneously, this is the most cost effective and convenient 
moment to access these walls for art installation. Ms. Pontious presented 
slides of the artwork in the surrounding Gate Rooms. 

Motion: Motion to proceed with Gate Room projects for Boarding Area A, Gate 
Room 3 and Gate Room 5. 
Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to approve project outline for Gate Rooms 3 and 5 which calls 
for the following: 1. The project budget shall not exceed $278,000 inclusive of 
both Gate Rooms; 2. The project is open to artists nationally; and 3. Artist 
selection will be through the Arts Commission annual artist pool. 
Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by reminding the 
Commissioners that they had previously approved Terry Hoff's design 
development drawings for artworks that will be located in three resident floors 
of Laguna Honda Hospital and approved entering into contract for construction 
documents, fabrication and installation. She presented slides of Terry Hoff's 
past artwork. Ms. Pontious explained that Hoff was selected as one of the 
artists to produce artwork that would assist with way-finding. She stated that 
what the Commissioners would be reviewing at this meeting are Mr. Hoff's final 
designs for the following artworks: 1 . Three "Clocks" installations, which are 
groupings of electric clocks fabricated by the artist out of various materials, 
and backlit with LED ring lights; 2. Nine "Chalkboards" installations, which are 
groupings of chalkboards with simple images such as a house, dog, car, etc. 
accompanied by a letter and blank line that allows the viewer to participate by 
filling in the blank; and 3. Twelve "Wall Sculptures" installations, which are 
groupings of fabricated shapes inspired by the four seasons. Ms. Pontious 
stated that upon approval, the artist will begin fabrication. She presented the 
design proposals for the installations. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she is concerned that the language and 
imagery in some of proposed installations may be oppressively cheerful and 
condescending to the patients. She added that the artist's past work seems 
more ambiguous. Ms. Pontious stated that the artist certainly could make the 
artwork more open-ended. She added that Mr. Hoff's work would be located 
on the psychosocial floor where the residents may be younger. She feels that 
Mr. Hoff's work is appropriate for those residents. Commissioner Przyblyski 
suggested that for the "Chalkboard" installations, the artist should employ a 
mix of imagery and vary the level of complexity as per the example of his past 
work. 

Ms. Pontious explained that based on concerns by Laguna Honda Hospital 
regarding the "Clocks" installation, the artist designed an alternative 
"Flowers" installation proposal. The Commissioners stated that they did not 
feel that the design for the "Flowers" was as strong as the "Clocks." They 
recommended that the artist resolve Laguna Honda's concerns about the piece 
by setting the clocks in the groupings to various times. 

The Commissioners stated that they would like to see revised proposals for the 
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The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to approve Terry Hoffs final images and designs for the season 

reliefs for three resident floors at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

6. SoMa Park 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by reminding the 
Commissioners that they had previously approved tv/o of Irene Pijoan's designs 
for water-jet cut fence panels for SoMa Park. She presented the final three 
fence panel designs which are based on the following themes: Crustacea, ducks 
and pelicans. She explained to the Commissioners that the artist recently 
passed away and that a fabricator will complete the fence panels. The panels 
will be silver painted aluminum. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final three designs for fence panels designed for 
SoMa Park by Irene Pijoan. 
Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

7. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 
Motion: Motion to authorize staff to work with the PUC in identifying an 
alternative location and funding pool for implementing the Diana Pumpbelly 
Bates proposal. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 
Motion: Motion to authorize staff to develop a new artist competition for the 
Pulgas Water Temple Gates using a process and panelists to be approved at the 
next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

8. Third Street Light Rail 

Explanatory Document: Third Street Light Rail Staff Report 

Project Manager Judy Moran gave an informational presentation about the 
planning process of the Third Street Light Rail Art Enrichment Program, with 
samples and photographs of artworks in fabrication. 

9. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the progress of the Diller + 
Scofidio Project. She explained that although "Facsimile" is nearly complete, 
Multimedia has made a recent recommendation to upgrade the system at no 
cost to the City. They have recently honed the system technology through 
their work on the JP Chase sign in New York City. All parties involved with the 
project have reviewed the proposed changes. Multimedia has proposed to 
make these changes within the time frame it would have taken to implement a 
previously pending improvement. The new system will reduce the level of 
future maintenance, since the rooftop computer will be relocated to the indoor 
AV control room, thus reducing wear due to jostling and heat. Ms. Manton 
stated that this will be an important upgrade for the project. She is currently 
trying to coordinate the Multimedia work with the schedule constraints at 
Moscone Center. 

10. Stern Grove Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the selection panel for 
the Stern Grove Project recently met to conduct the interviews of the 
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have selected any of the four finalists. Coming to a final decision was very 
difficult and after three rounds of voting, the panel selected Gerald 
Heffernon. The panel felt that his work would bring an element of surprise and 
whimsy to the park. Mr, Heffernon creates sculptures that are hybrid figures 
that are part human, part animal. She added that he has recently completed 
a public art project for the City of Davis. Although the artists were 
discouraged from making a specific proposal, Mr. Heffernon indicated that he 
would like to create either a giant frog in the middle of the lake, or a figure 
that is part human, part bird with an empty leash that could be used as a photo 
opportunity for dogs who frequent the dog run. Ms. Manton stated that the 
alternate is Michael Eckerman. She explained that he typically creates flowing 
rock walls, benches and arches. Most of his work has been made as private 
commissions. Ms. Manton added that she might be able to use some pooled 
funds to commission a piece by Mr. Eckerman. If the funds are available, she 
will present that proposal to the Visual Arts Committee at a later date. 

Commissioner Solomon stated that the selection of Gerald Heffernon 's work is 
in keeping with the great tradition of parks, where a realistic sculpture would 
be placed in the wilderness. She added that the panel was drawn to the 
surreal quality of Heffernon 's work. 

Motion: Motion to approve to the selection panel's recommendation of one of 
the following four finalists for the Stern Grove Project: Mark Brest van Kempen, 
Michael Eckerman, Gerald Heffernon, and Peter Richards. 
Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Gerald Heffernon for an amount not to exceed $50,000 for 
design, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the Stern 
Grove Project. 
Moved: Draisin/Przyblyski 

1 1 . New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Academy of Sciences 
is currently running a deficit on the construction of the new museum. Director 
of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that he had met with the Director of 
the Academy of Sciences and requested the full two percent of the 1995 
Steinhart Aquarium Bond for art enrichment. He stated that he had not yet 
received a response from the Academy. Mr. Newirth stated that, due to cost 
increases for steel and cement, the Academy of Sciences is trying to appeal to 
the Mayor's Office to waive or reduce the art enrichment allocation from the 
1995 bond. The City Attorney has already determined that the original Art 
Enrichment Ordinance does apply to this bond. Mr. Newirth stated that the 
Arts Commission may be willing to negotiate a lower percentage, but giving up 
the entire amount is not an option. Mr. Newirth anticipates that the Academy 
of Sciences may propose to allocate less than one percent. He added that the 
final decision would need to be approved by the Commissioners. The Academy 
of Sciences had previously wanted to use the art enrichment funds to move the 
existing monuments. They have been informed that doing so is an illegal use of 
the funds. Mr. Newirth and Ms. Manton stated that they would work out a 
variety of funds allocation scenarios and present them to the Commission next 
month. Ms. Manton added that the first meeting of the Academy of Sciences 
Art Steering Committee will occur soon. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Arts Commission needs to hold firm 
and not give up the funds. 

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The Public Art Program is assembling a grant application for the Neighborhood 
Beautification Fund. The funds would allow the program to respond to graffiti 
removal within 24 hours as required by the Mayor's new graffiti abatement 
initiative. 

The Parque de Los Ninos at 23rd and Treat Streets, where the Public Art 
Program commissioned Isis Rodriguez to create a cartoon-like integrated tile 
piece, has been selected for a San Francisco Beautiful award. The Department 
of Public Works has invited the artist to attend the award ceremony as their 
guest. 

The new City office building at 10th and Market may not be moving forward. 
However, Ms. Manton has heard that 525 Golden Gate may be revived. 

The Department of Recreation and Parks survey for the Harvey Milk Recreation 
Center renovation was included as part of the agenda packet. The survey will 
soon be distributed. 

Program Associate Jennifer Loworn has been working with a graduate student 
in Planning from Cornell University to develop GIS maps showing the sites of 
public art pieces and reflecting various associated statistics. Ms. Loworn is 
exploring working with SF GIS Enterprise to integrate the public art maps into 
the interactive on-line GIS maps of San Francisco. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

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consideration of the item. 

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STAFF REPORT 
DATE: October 14, 2004 

TO: Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Judy Moran 

RE: Third Street Light Rail Art Enrichment Program 

Overview 

The Third Street Light Rail Art Enrichment Program will culminate in a series of 
artworks architecturally integrated into all 28 Third Street transit platforms that the 
Municipal Railway (Muni) is constructing along Third Street. This art program was 
designed to help establish an overall design consistency for the transit platforms while 
also providing unique variations that would identify distinct districts through a range of 
thematic approaches. The Arts Commission has been working since 1997 with the 
Municipal Railway (Muni), the Department of Public Works, the Planning Department, 
Parking and Traffic, the Transportation Authority, and the Redevelopment Agency, 
among other San Francisco City and County agencies, as well as community members, to 
facilitate the creation of these artworks. The artworks will enhance the commuting 
experience of Third Street transit riders, as well as the environment of San Francisco 
residents living in neighborhoods adjacent to Third Street. 

Background 

Rich Newirth and Jill Manton met with Muni representatives in the very earliest Third 
Street Light Rail plaiming stages. By working with the Planning Department, Jill was 
instrumental in persuading Muni to hire an urban design company, BMS, to work with 
Planning, Muni, Arts Commission staff, and the artists to create a comprehensive 
architectural design for the entire Third Street Light Rail line. A Third Street Urban 
Design Committee was created to include representatives from Plaiming, Muni, the Arts 
Commission and the Transportation Authority. The Conmiittee met regularly to oversee 
the design of the new transit line. 

Artist Teams 

To attain the Third Street Light Rail art enrichment objectives developed by the Arts 
Commission and Muni, the Arts Commission administered a competitive artist selection 
process to select three Artists Teams, each focusing on a different section of the light rail 
line: Mission Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront; Bayview/Hunters Point; and 
Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood. The three Artist Teams were selected by an 
independent Third Street Light Rail Artist Selection Panel, consisting of arts 
professionals, as well as representatives from Muni, the Planning Department, the 
Redevelopment Agency, the Arts Commission, and the community. The selected Artist 
Teams include: 



•Ken Smith, Bill and Mary Buchen, and Chris Andrews for the Mission Bay 

district, residents of New York and San Francisco. 

•Horace Washington, Frederick Hayes, and JoeSam for the Bayview Hunters 

Point district, residents of New York and San Francisco. 

•Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill for the Visitacion Valley district, residents 

of New York and San Francisco. 

Artist Research and Design 

Initially, each Artist Team researched the history, ecology and culture of their designated 
neighborhood along Third Street, preparing an illustrated report that provided a basis for 
the design of their art elements. The Artist Teams also worked with the Urban Design 
Committee, including staff from Muni and Planning, as well as the BMS Design Group, 
to influence the overall configuration of the platform canopy design and to determine the 
art elements that would be consistent from platform to platform, with appropriate 
variations in each neighborhood. In addition to the art elements on each transit platform, 
the Artist Teams designed the alternating red and black band pattern, with white traffic 
bumps, that constitutes the track bed paving design running the entire length of the Third 
Street Light Rail line. 

The Artist Teams also incorporated into their designs themes identified at community 
meetings convened by Muni in each neighborhood over a period of several months. The 
themes identified at these meetings inspired designs by the artists for art elements on 
platforms at key stations, including, in Mission Bay: railroading, biotechnology (for the 
new UCSF campus), and nature; in Bayview Hunters Point: shipbuilding, Afrocentric 
designs, and nature; and in Visitacion Valley: nature and Asian-inspired motifs. 

Eight stations in the Third Street transit line were designated by the Urban Design Team 
as Key Stations. On these platforms art elements will include a custom-designed canopy 
pole sculpture, special paving treatment, cut-out metal panels suspended over the glass 
canopy panels, and vertical, double-sided windscreen designs. The additional 18 
platforms will each have a standard artist-designed pole sculpture, as well as permanent 
windscreen panels designed by youth residing in neighborhoods along Third Street as 
part of the Third Street Light Rail Youth Arts Program. 

Youth Arts Program 

The Third Street Light Rail Youth Arts Program sponsored art workshops for 
neighborhood youth at three community sites: the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the 
Bayview Opera House, and the Visitation Valley Community Beacon Center. At these 
workshops, which extended over a five-month period, students created neighborhood and 
transit-related images to be fabricated into permanent windscreen designs on many of the 
Third Street transit platforms. The Arts Commission hired artist Sheila Ghidini to lead the 
workshops at each facility, where she collaborated with art teachers at each site. Muni 
staff made presentations to the students about the history of transit in San Francisco, and 
members of the Artist Teams shared their experiences designing artwork for the transit 
system. Students learned a variety of artmaking techniques which they used both 



individually and collaboratively to create their designs. A popular booklet about the 
Youth Arts Program was printed and distributed free of charge. 

The Youth Arts Program was developed in response to requests from community 
representatives at a community meeting in the Bayview Hunters Point District. 

Project Status 

With all final design work for the artworks complete, the Third Street Light Rail Art 
Enrichment Program is currently in Phase III, with all artworks under fabrication. 
Completion of all artworks is expected in February, 2005. Installation of the artworks on 
the platforms will probably begin near the end of 2004, with completion by 
approximately June, 2005. 

Municipal Railway Metro East Light Rail Maintenance and Operations Facility 

The Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill were commissioned to design 
two glass curtain walls for the new maintenance facility scheduled to be constructed at 
Illinois and 25'*^ Streets, off of Third Street. Each curtain wall is approximately 19 wide 
and 36 feet high. The designs were based on historical transit blueprints from the Muni 
archives. 

The design work for the curtain walls is complete and approved. Fabrication and 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any pers6n{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
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Monday, December 13, 2004 

4:00 p.m. 
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Agenda 



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Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six designs submitted by Felecia Carlisle and 
Jessica Hobbs for the Art on Market Poster Series. 

Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center - New Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of facility renovation plans by project architect, Jean Lemanski, 
Principal with Lemanski & Rockwell Architects Inc., followed by staff report on 
recommended art opportunities and artist selection plan for this new project 

Motion: Motion to approve the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public 
art plan and selection process. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals to serve on the artist 
selection panel pool for the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public art 
project: J.D. Beltran (artist), Sharon Bliss (SFSU Gallery Manager), Chris 
Johnson (artist), Yumi Lee (artist/architect), Dan Nicoletta (photographer, and 
friend of Harvey Milk), Ann Kronnenberg (campaign manager and friend of 
Harvey Milk), Derek Rainey (magazine art director), Vicki Saulls (artist), Carol 
Maxwell (community), Mark Scheuer (community), and client and facility staff 
representation as selected by staff. 

Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff presentation on proposal revisions by Tom Otterness and Diana Pumpbelly 
Bates and follow-up discussions with PUC representatives about the work. 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Tom Otterness for the 
Pulgas Water Temple project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed $155,000 for final 
design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas 
Water Temple site. 

Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff report regarding artist Laurel True's revised designs 



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Motion: Motion approve artist Laurel True's mock-up and revised designs for 
the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist 
to proceed v/ith fabrication. 

5. South East Water Pollution Control Plant (SEWPCP) Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff progress report regarding artist's redesign and request for authorization 

to contract directly with artist's fabricator for completion of the project. 

Motion: Motion to approve Victor Zaballa's revised design for two water- 
themed terrazzo and mosaic wall panels for the South East Water Pollution 
Control Plant. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with American Terrazzo Company for fabrication and installation of 
two terrazzo artworks designed by Victor Zaballa for the South East Water 
Pollution Control Plant in an amount not to exceed $47,000. 

6. Academy of Sciences 

J/7/ Manton 

-Discussion of selection of arts professional for Academy Art Advisory 

Committee 

-Report on relocation of Whale Fountain 

-Preliminary discussion regarding Art Enrichment allocation from 1995 Steinhart 

Aquarium Bond 

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7. New Business 

8. Old Business 

9. Adjournment 

12/3/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of tiie item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and Countv exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that cleliberalions are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For moi'c information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact .Adele Destro by mail to 
Interim Administrator. Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA <)4 102-4689: by phone at 41,S 5.M 7724; by fax at 41 ,^ 554 78,54: or by 
email at sotlTa-s1gov.org. 

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December 1 3 Special Meeting 

ESPECIAL MEETING OF 
THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Monday, December 13, 2004 

4:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Commissioners Present j^m _ g 2005 

Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 

Absent: Dede Wilsey SAN FRANCISCO 

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Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, 

Kristen Zaremba 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

"• ''^ The meeting commenced at 4:08 p.m. 

•^Z"*/ 1. Consent 

e«.(.c( The following motion was revised. 

1. Motion to approve Wedding Portraits, six original poster designs for the 
Art on Market Poster Series 2005 by Felecia Carlisle and Jessica Hobbs 
for installation on Market Street between February 10 and May 12, 2005. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar item 
Moved: Przyblyski /Draisin 

2. Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center - New Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar introduced the new art enrichment project 
associated with the Recreation and Parks Department Capital Improvement 
project at the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center, which is located at 50 
Scott Street adjacent to Duboce Park. She stated that the project will be going 
to Civic Design for Phase II, Design Development in January and has a total art 
enrichment budget of $120,000, of which approximately $80,000 will go to the 
artwork contract. Ms. Dunbar introduced the project architect, Jean Lemanski, 
Principal with Lemanski & Rockwell Architects Inc. Ms. Lemanski presented an 
overview of her firm's designs for the facility. She explained that the 
renovated recreation center will have an open plaza and a new multipurpose 
performance space. She stated that there are a number of public art 
opportunities at the following sites: the plaza, which also serves as a 
pedestrian corridor from Scott Street to Duboce Park; the glass windows of the 
performance space's lower level; and the east wall of the existing building 
facing onto Duboce Park. Ms. Dunbar added that, given the name of the 
center, the new artwork will commemorate the life and work of the late 
Harvey Milk, which was previously agreed to by both the Arts Commission and 
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Ms. Dunbar provided the Commissioners with a list of potential selection 
panelists. She stated that geographic eligibility would be limited to artists 
from California. Artists would be selected from the existing Recreation and 
Parks Pre-qualified Artist Pool, new Central Subway applicants and additional 
invited artists. Ms. Dunbar stated that the finalists will be selected on the 
basis of proposals in addition to qualifications. 

Commissioners Przyblyski and Solomon stated that the plaza and corridor 
present the best art opportunities. Commissioner Solomon added that lighting 
opportunities ought to be considered. Commissioner Draisin stated that the 
wall facing the park would be a good site for projections from the interior of 
the building. Ms. Dunbar asked for a member of the Committee to serve on the 
artist selection panel. Commissioner Przyblyski agreed to serve. 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that the Visual Arts Committee 
will review the proposed removal of the Johanna Poethig mural at the January 
meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public 
art plan and selection process. 
Moved: Draisin /Przyblyski 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals to serve on the artist 
selection panel pool for the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public art 
project: J.D. Beltran (artist), Sharon Bliss (SFSU Gallery Manager), Chris 
Johnson (artist), Yumi Lee (artist/architect), Dan Nicoletta (photographer, and 
friend of Harvey Milk), Ann Kronenberg (campaign manager and friend of 
Harvey Milk), Derek Rainey (magazine art director), Vicki Saulls (artist), Carol 
Maxwell (community), Mark Scheuer (community), and client and facility staff 
representation as selected by staff. 
Moved: Przyblyski /Draisin 

Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar presented proposal revisions by artists Tom 
Otterness and Diana Pumpbelly Bates. She explained that each artist was 
asked to respond to specific concerns expressed by the selection panel and the 
Visual Arts Committee. The revised proposals were reviewed by staff and 
presented to the PUC staff. The PUC supports the revised Otterness proposal 
for the Pulgas Water Temple site and is interested in considering the Pumpbelly 
Bates proposal for another PUC facility. Ms. Dunbar presented slides of two 
previous projects by Tom Otterness: a bronze gate commissioned for a public 
library in Cleveland, and a cast concrete frieze for the Los Angeles Federal 
Court Plaza. She explained that Mr. Otterness submitted an additional revised 
proposal that includes more sculptural elements as requested by the Visual Arts 
Committee; however, that proposal, at $205,000, is above the art enrichment 
budget and is not recommended by staff. Ms. Dunbar reported that the PUC's 
new General Manager, Susan Leal, strongly supports the revised Otterness 
proposal at the original budget. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she supports the selection of Otterness as 

the project artist, but expressed concern with the revised proposal regarding 

the logo placement at the break of the gate. She pointed out that if one side 

of the gate is thrown off alignment, the logo would lose its integrity. * 

Commissioner Solomon concurred that she was also concerned about the 

placement of the logo. 

Commissioner Przyblyski concluded her comments by supporting the Pulgas site 
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Commission. She recommended that Ottemess be awarded the commission, 
but with an increased budget more consistent with the prices his other public 
sculptures were commanding. She asked for recommendations from staff for a 
not-to-exceed amount. Nina Dunbar noted that the PUC may be reluctant to 
increase the budget for the project. 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection of Tom Otterness as the artist to 

design, fabricate and install an artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water 

Temple site. 

Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 

contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed $250,000 (pending 

PUC approval of additional funds) for design, fabrication, and installation of 

artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water Temple. 

Moved: Przyblyski/Draisin 

4. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

This item was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued. 

Motion: Motion approve artist Laurel True's mock-up and revised designs for 
the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist 
to proceed with fabrication. 

5. South East Water Pollution Control Plant (SEWPCP) Project 

This item was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued. 

Motion: Motion to approve Victor Zaballa's revised design for two water- 
themed terrazzo and mosaic wall panels for the South East Water Pollution 
Control Plant. 

The following motion was continued. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with American Terrazzo Company for fabrication and installation of 
two terrazzo artworks designed by Victor Zaballa for the South East Water 
Pollution Control Plant in an amount not to exceed $47,000. 

6. Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the Academy of Sciences 
art enrichment project. She stated that the Visual Arts Committee will need to 
appoint a new Commission liaison to the Academy Art Advisory Committee 
since the previous liaison, Dugald Stermer, has stepped down from the 
Commission. She reiterated that the Commissioners will also appoint an 
additional arts professional to the Advisory Committee and she welcomed 
Commissioners' suggestions of candidates. Ms. Manton reported that the 
Academy of Sciences building is almost fully designed and that the art will most 
likely be outdoors and will be sculpture. Finally, Ms. Manton distributed a 
report to the Commissioners regarding the art enrichment allocation from 1995 
Steinhart Aquarium Bond. 

7. New Business 

8. Old Business 



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9. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

12/28/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco. CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 

the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 



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^VISUAL ARTS COAAMITTEE 
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 
3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC - 7 2004 

Agenda SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the installation of the ceramic tile mural portion of 
Aileen Barr's artwork for the West Portal Clubhouse. 

2. Gallery Report 

Rupert Jenkins 

3. Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center - New Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of facility renovation plans by project architect, Jean Lemanski, 
Principal with Lemanski & Rockwell Architects Inc., followed by staff report on 
recommended art opportunities and artist selection plan for this new project 

Motion: Motion to approve the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public 
art plan and selection process. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals to serve on the artist 
selection panel pool for the Harvey Milk Recreation and Arts Center public art 
project: J.D. Beltran (artist), Sharon Bliss (SFSU Gallery Manager), Chris 
Johnson (artist), Yumi Lee (artist/architect), Dan Nicoletta (photographer, and 
friend of Harvey Milk), Ann Kronnenberg (campaign manager and friend of 
Harvey Milk), Derek Rainey (magazine art director), Vicki Saulls (artist), Carol 
Maxwell (community), Mark Scheuer (community), and client and facility staff 
representation as selected by staff. 

4. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff presentation on proposal revisions by Tom Otterness and Diana Pumpbelly 
Bates and follow-up discussions with PUC representatives about the work. 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Tom Otterness for the 
Pulgas Water Temple project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed $155,000 for final 
design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas 
Water Temple site. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Overview of Laguna Honda Hospital Public Art Program 



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Motion: Motion to approve the sculpture proposal by Linnea Glatt designed for 
Courtyard E and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract not to exceed $50,000 to fabricate, transport and install the sculpture 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve the stone sculpture proposal by Suzanne Biaggi for 
Courtyard F and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract not to exceed $50,000 to fabricate, transport and install the sculpture 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie 
Lubell for residential floors at Laguna Honda Hospital, which includes 
abstracted photo images on glass used as standard wall pieces, light boxes, and 
a glass prism relief and fabric tapestry artworks. 

6. Civic Art Collection 

Nancy Gonchar 
Projects update 

7. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff report regarding artist Laurel True's revised designs 

Motion: Motion approve artist Laurel True's mock-up and revised designs for 
the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist 
to proceed with fabrication. 

8. South East Water Pollution Control Plant (SEWPCP) Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff progress report regarding artist's redesign and request for authorization 

to contract directly with artist's fabricator for completion of the project. 

Motion: Motion to approve Victor Zaballa's revised design for two water- 
themed terrazzo and mosaic wall panels for the South East Water Pollution 
Control Plant. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with American Terrazzo Company for fabrication and installation of 
two terrazzo artworks designed by Victor Zaballa for the South East Water 
Pollution Control Plant in an amount not to exceed $47,000. 

9. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Judy Moran 

Update on artworks by Bill and Mary Buchen for several Third Street Light Rail 

platforms 

10. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

1 1 . Academy of Sciences 

Jill Manton 

-Discussion of selection of arts professional for Academy Art Advisory 

Committee 

-Report on relocation of Whale Fountain 

-Preliminary discussion regarding Art Enrichment allocation from 1995 Steinhart 

Aquarium Bond 



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12. New Business 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

12/3/2004 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 



Public comment in regard to specific items w\[ 
consideration of the item. 



be taken before or during 



The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website . 



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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the installation of Joyce Hsu's "Odonata - Kinetic 
Dragonfly" in Holly Park and to accept the sculpture into the Civic Art 
Collection. 

2. Motion to approve the following arts professionals for the Central 
Subway juror pool: Michelle Lopez, Suzette Min, June Lee, Mabel Wilson, 
Janet Bishop, Madeline Grynstein, Maya Emsden, Tad Savinar, Lewis 
DeSoto, Ned Kahn, Doug Hollis, Anna Nabokov, and additional names to 
be added at the meeting. 

2. Charlie Sava Community Pool - New Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of facility construction plans by project architects Paulette 
Taggert and Mark Cavagnero followed by staff report on recommended art 
opportunities and artist selection plan for this new project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Sava Pool public art plan and selection process. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals for the juror pool for the 
Sava Pool public art project: J.D. Beltran (artist), Larry Rinder (curator), Philip 
Linhares (curator), Katherine Westerhout (artist), Serin Golonu (curator), and 
others to be named at the meeting. 

3. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

4. Civic Art Collection Report 
Nancy Gonchar 

5. Report on "Pageant of the Pacific" Murals 

Sarah Lenoue 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to ratify the 2001 transfer of the five extant "Pageant of the 
Pacific" murals by Miguel Covarrubias from the Port of San Francisco to 
Treasure Island Development Authority. 

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Motion: Motion to approve the preservation and exhibition in Mexico of the five 
extant "Pageant of the Pacific" murals by Miguel Covarrubias, as agreed upon 
by the Treasure Island Development Authority, Fine Arts Museums of San 
Francisco and the Consulate General of Mexico. 

6. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of program overviev/ and review of proposal by Linnea Glatt. i 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report | 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie - 

Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. f 

Motion: Motion to approve the final proposal by Suzanne Biaggi for Laguna 
Honda Hospital. 

7. Pulgas Water Temple Project 
Nina Dunbar 

Update on the SFPUC's response to the Committee's December 13, 2004 
recommendation to approve Tom Otterness as the project artist for a 
commission not to exceed $250,000. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution (number to be provided at the meeting) 
authorizing the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Tom 
Otterness in an amount not to exceed $250,000 (pending PUC approval of 
additional funds) for design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for the 
entry gates of the Pulgas Water Temple. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised conceptual proposal by Tom Otterness 
for the Pulgas Water Temple project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed $155,000 for final 
design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for the Pulgas Water Temple 
project in accordance with the approved revised conceptual proposal. 

8. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center - Mural Removal Request 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff presentation on the Recreation and Park Department's request to remove 

artist Johanna Poethig's 1988 murals depicting slain gay rights leader Harvey 

Milk and noted photographer Imogen Cunningham on two of the Recreation 

Center's south-facing walls. Both murals will be impacted by new construction 

planned for the facility in October 2005. 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve/disapprove the removal of the Johanna Poethig 
murals at the Harvey Milk Recreation Arts Center. 

9. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Kristen Zaremba 

Staff report regarding artist Laurel True's revised designs. 

Motion: Motion approve artist Laurel True's mock-up and revised designs for 
the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist 
to proceed with fabrication. 

10. South East Water Pollution Control Plant (SEWPCP) Project 

Kristen Zaremba 



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Staff progress report regarding artist's redesign and request for authorization 
to contract directly with artist's fabricator for completion of the project. 

Motion: Motion to approve Victor Zaballa's revised design for two water- 
themed terrazzo and mosaic wall panels for the South East Water Pollution 
Control Plant. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with (name to be provided at meeting) for fabrication and installation 
of two terrazzo artworks designed by Victor Zaballa for the South East Water 
Pollution Control Plant in an amount not to exceed $47,000. 

1 1 . Juvenile Hall Replacement Project 
Kristen Zaremba 

Project updates 

Motion: Motion to authorize the artists Johanna Poethig and Julto Morales to 
utilize an alternate fabrication and installation method for the Juvenile Hall 
Replacement Project Day Room soffits, and to increase their fabrication and 
installation contract amount by $(amount to be provided at meeting) for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $(amount to be provided at meeting) for 
this work. 

12. Academy of Sciences 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve the following arts professionals for the Academy of 
Sciences juror pool: Michelle Lopez, Suzette Min, June Lee, Mabel Wilson, 
Janet Bishop, Madeline Grynstein, Chris Bratton, and additional names to be 
added at the meeting. 

13. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

14. New Business 

15. Old Business 

16. Adjournment 

1/11/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office. 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
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To: Visual Arts Committee Members 

From: Sarah Lenoue, Archivist Civic Art Collection 

Date: 1/11/04 

Subject: Miguel Covarrubias Murals 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Design Review 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Suite 240 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

ultural Equity Grants 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 
Suite 70 

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I v^^ould like to give a little background information on the 3 action items included on this 
months Visual Arts Committee agenda as they relate the "Pageant of the Pacific" Murals, 
by Miguel Covarrubias. The Murals were originally commissioned for and displayed at the 
Pacific House at the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40 Treasure Island 
World's Fair) and later displayed at the World Trade Center, Ferry Building in San 
Francisco. The Arts Commission moved to preserve the Murals in 1940 at the close of the 
Exposition. At that time and despite their remaining in the ownership of Pacific House, the 
Murals received an object number in the Arts Commissions Civic Art Collection: 1940.13.1- 
6. In order to have the Arts Commission's records accurately reflect the fact that the Arts 
Commission has no jurisdiction over these Murals, the Arts Commission wishes to 
deaccession these objects from our collection. 

In addition. Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) has been approached by the 
Consulate General of Mexico about the possibility of TIDA loaning Mexico these Murals to 
be displayed in Mexico for several years, as Covarrubias is a renowned Mexican national 
artist and these murals have never been displayed in Mexico before. There are also state 
ceremonies being planned for the centennial of the birth of Covarrubias. Mexico has 
offered to pay for the costs of shipping, insurance, display and preservation of the murals in 
exchange for TIDA loaning them for display. Additional funding for preservation has been 
offered in the form of a grant from Bay Area resident Philip Hudner. Fine Arts Museums of 
San Francisco will handle the condition reports, transportation and packing, as well as 
serve as couriers for the Murals as they are unpacked in each of the 3 destination cities in 
Mexico. 



Motion to ratify the 2001 transfer of the five extant "Pageant of the Pacific" Murals by 
Miguel Covarrubias from the Port of San Francisco to Treasure Island Development 
Authority. 




2. Motion to deaccession object 1940.13.1-6 from Civic Art Collection. 

3. Motion to approve the preservation and exhibition of the five extant "Pageant of the 
Pacific", the "Murals" by Miguel Covarrubias, in Mexico, as agreed upon by the Treasure 
Island Development Authority, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Consulate 
General of Mexico. 



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Richard Newirth 
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PROGRAMS 

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Performing Arts 

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Community Arts 

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FROM: Susan Pontious 

RE: Laguna Honda Hospital 

1 ) Proposal by Suzanne Biaggi 

2) Proposal by Linnea Glatt 

3) Revised Proposal by Ann Chamberlain and Bemie Lubell 

Laguna Honda Courtyard Sculptures: 

Suzanne Biaggi and Linnea Glatt are two of the five artists selected to design 
sculptures for five courtyards at Laguna Honda Hospital. The courtyards are 
enclosed, surrounded on 3 sides by the resident wings of the hospital, and can only 
be accessed through the hospital . A requirement for the sculptures is that they be 
accessible to touch by persons using a wheelchair. 

Both artists have been approved by the Commission and contractc^d for Phase 1 , 
Conceptual Design. 

1. Proposal by Suzanne Biaggi for Courtyard F 

Suzanne Biaggi 's proposal is designed for the courtyard that has been designed as 
a "wander garden" for dementia and Alzheimer patients. In summary, the 
sculpture is designed to emphasize encourage the experience of texture through 
touch. The major portion of the sculpture consists of two basalt columns, one 
approximately 6 ft. tall and the other, shorter sculpture, 2-3' tall. The shorter of 
the columns will fill with water from a dedicated sprinkler that is part of the 
irrigation system to create a shallow bowl of water to attract birds and provide 
another textural experience. If the budget allows, additional 2-3' stone markers 
will be added along the wonder path to echo the pattern of the primary columns. 




Staff Recominendation: A pprove proposal by Suzanne Biaggi and authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement for $50,000 to fabricate, 
transport and install the sculpture. 

2. Proposal by Linnea Glatt 1 for Courtyard E 

The sculpture proposal by Linnea Glatt is also designed for a courtyard that will 
serve dementia and Alzheimer pafients. She is proposing a geometric design 
created by 23 fiberglass "buttons" 18" x 36" x 36", which radiate fi-om a concrete 
circular pad out into the landscape. The sculptures are accessible to touch fi-om the 
concrete pad. The sculpture is also designed so that reads from the upper floors of 
the resident buildings. 



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Staff Recommendation: Have artist research cost of doing more than one design 
of buttons. Artist could possibly reduce number of buttons to make up cost 
differential. 

3. Revised Proposal by Anne Chamberlain and Bemie Lubeil 

The artists' original proposal approved by the Commission called for video still 
imagery translated to glass and installed in light boxes. They were also exploring 
creating a special LHH video channel which would have a series of short videos 
created by the artists as well as live feed from various locations throughout the 
hospital. 

This second component of the proposal did not specifically meet the program 
objectives and proved too costly as a secondary component and so has been 
deleted. 

Therefore the artists have revised their proposal. Working with a theme of the four 
elements, the proposal imagery is executed in tapestries/fiber artwork, a 
triangulated glass relief and a companion glass panel to be hung adjacent to the 
original light boxes. The public art staff reviewed the revised proposal and liked 
all of the revised imagery and concepts with the exception of the "air" tapestry 
image, which the artists have been asked to revise. 

In two locations the artists would like to hang artist designed knitted afghans. 
Since these are knitted in bulk, they would provide the patients on that floor with 
one of the same afghans. Staff has expressed the following concerns regarding the 
afghans. 1) the quality of the image 2) maintenance (unlike the tapestries, the 
afghans lack a tight weave and would collect dust. 3) the likelihood that the 
afghans given to the patients as part of their "floor" identity would, in fact be a 
"furnishing", rather than "real property", and could not be funded with bond funds. 
The artists have been asked to re-visit this concept. 

Staff Recommendation: A pprove revised proposal design for light box and 
attendant glass panels, triangulated glass relief and "earth" tapestry. 



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^.VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



FEB 1 1 2005 

^Minutes 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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Commissioners Present 

fo.?r Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 

/ Absent: Dede Wilsey 

staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Carol Marie Daniels, Nina Dunbar, Nancy 
Gonchar, Rupert Jenkins, Sarah Lenoue, Jennifer Loworn, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, 
Susan Pontious, Rommel Taylor, Kristen Zaremba 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:10 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1. Motion to approve the installation of Joyce Hsu's "Odonata - Kinetic 
Dragonfly" in Holly Park and to accept the sculpture into the Civic Art 
Collection. 

2. Motion to approve the following arts professionals for the Central 
Subway juror pool: Michelle Lopez, Suzette Min, June Lee, Mabel Wilson, 
Janet Bishop, Madeline Grynstein, Maya Emsden, Tad Savinar, Lewis 
DeSoto, Ned Kahn, Doug Hollis, and Anna Nabokov. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

2. Larsen Park Sava Pool - New Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar introduced the new Department of Recreation 
and Parks project at Larsen Park Sava Pool. The pool is located on Wawona 
Street between 19th and 20th Avenues. The art enrichment budget is 
$102,000, with approximately $75,000 for the artwork contract. She stated 
that the architectural designs will be presented to Civic Design on Monday, 
January 24th for Phase I approval. 

Ms. Dunbar introduced project architects Paulett Taggart and Mark Cavagnero, 
who presented the facility construction plans. Ms. Taggart explained that the 
site is adjacent to Stern Grove. The new building will be located on the same 
site as the old building with its entry moved to the Wawona Street side. The 
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Cavagnero explained that the new building will be cast concrete with a broad 

window that looks out to the south. He added that there will be acoustic 

treatment and some inlaid tile on the interior. The design of the new building i 

is intended to make the natatorium seem like a big lofty space. t 

Ms. Dunbar stated that because the project is moving forward quickly, it will 
be difficult to involve an artist at the architectural design phase. She added 
that although the exterior is not ideal for placing an artwork, the interior 
presented some good opportunities. Ms. Dunbar stated that a particularly good 
site is in the east wall of the natatorium, above the entrance doors where 
there is a 1 0' x 40' area which would be a good location for a large two- 
dimensional piece. She suggested that the Arts Commission could work with a 
painter and use a glass fabricator to render the design in permanent materials. 
She added that there is an opportunity on the exterior of the building in the 
courtyard to locate a companion artwork. The architects stated that the 
acoustical baffles, which sit between the trusses on the ceiling above the pool, 
could be another art opportunity. Ms. Dunbar stated that there would be an 
architectural credit to produce the baffles. Ms. Taggart stated that the 
material selection for the baffles would have to be researched to ensure their 
durability. 

Ms. Dunbar reported that the project artist will be selected this spring from 
artists who have applied to the Commission's Central Subway and General Pre- 
qualified Artist Pools. The selected artist will be presented to the Visual Arts 
Committee for approval by June. Commissioners Solomon and Draisin 
supported the idea of commissioning an artwork for the ceiling of the 
natatorium. Commissioner Przyblyski inquired whether an oil painting or fresco 
might be considered for the area above the entrance doors. Ms. Dunbar stated 
that due to the environmental conditions within the natatorium, those 
materials would not be suitable. 

Commissioner Solomon volunteered to participate on the selection panel for 
this project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Larsen Park Sava Pool public art plan and 
selection process. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals for the juror pool for the 
Larsen Park Sava Pool public art project: J.D. Beltran (artist), Larry Rinder 
(curator), Philip Linhares (curator), Katherine Westerhout (artist), and Berin 
Golonu (curator). 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins announced that there are new exhibitions at 
City Hall: "Fragments of Contemporary Urban Life," an exchange between 
photography students at the San Francisco Art Institute and photography 
students in the City of Modena, Italy, and "Through the Eyes of the 22," 
photographs by Peikwen Cheng, partially funded by the Arts Commission's 
Cultural Equity Grant Program. He added that a version of the exhibition by 
Peikwen Cheng is on display on the Muni "Art Buses." Mr. Jenkins distributed 
announcements for two upcoming exhibitions, which have opening receptions 
on Friday, January 21. At the Gallery at 401 Van Ness is "Reflecting Buddha: 
Images By Contemporary Photographers," curated by Linda Connor in 
conjunction with the Buddhist Film Festival. At the Grove Street Windows is 
"Sisyphish," a 3-D stroboscopic zoetrope of 20 individual life-size casts of 
swimmers in motion by Peter Hudson. On February 1 1 , there will be an 



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opening reception for this year's Construct Award exhibition: "Breath Holes," a 
sculpture and video installation by Desiree Holman. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that there was a Citizens Advisory Committee hearing at 
which the 155/165 Grove Street site was addressed with regard to its status as 
surplus property suitable for development for housing. The matter had been 
introduced at the end of the December 20th Committee hearing, but was 
continued to the January meeting. There was a good showing of gallery 
supporters at the recent hearing and the Real Estate Department sent a staff 
person to speak against housing being built on that site. Director of Cultural 
Affairs Richard Newirth spoke to the Committee regarding the Arts 
Commission's sense of urgency. After much discussion and public testimony by 
gallery supporters and housing advocates, the Citizens Advisory Committee 
passed a resolution to direct the Mayor's Office of Housing staff to draft a 
Request for Proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use development that includes art uses 
on the ground floor and housing for homeless, formerly homeless and very low- 
income people on the top floors. Committee-member Mr. Franklin amended 
the motion to include directing staff to explore the feasibility of leasing the 
parcels for cultural uses that can generate ongoing income revenue for housing 
development at another location. 

Gallery Advisory Board member Jennifer Loworn reported that the Advisory 
Board met to discuss what options there are for the gallery. Mr. Jenkins will be 
calling a meeting between the Advisory Board and the Commissioners to devise 
a plan of action. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Arts Commission does not intend to 
take a position against being part of a mixed-use building, but she believes that 
housing is not appropriate for the site. 

Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar recommended that the gallery consider the 
ground-floor level of 25 Van Ness as a temporary gallery space, if displaced by 
a retrofit of 401 Van Ness Avenue. 

Civic Art Collection Report 

Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar reported on recent activities of the Collection 
Team. She stated that Sarah Lenoue has researched collections database 
programs and the Civic Art Collection Program will soon be purchasing a new 
database program. Ms. Gonchar added that working as team comprised of Civic 
Art Collection and Public Art staff has further integrated the two programs. 
She thanked Rommel Taylor for all his work with the City's monuments, and 
added that she recently submitted a capital improvement funding request to 
complete the restoration of Portals of the Past. Capital funding requests also 
included repairing and seismically upgrading the Bayview Opera House, as well 
as maintenance for the cultural centers and monuments in the Civic Art 
Collection. 

Mr. Taylor reported on recent Collection projects. He stated that one of the 
Supervisors had promised to have the Hidalgo restoration completed by January 
without consulting with the Arts Commission, and due to weather delays this 
work will not be completed until spring. He reported that the Robert Howard 
Whale Fountain, which had been located in the courtyard at the California 
Academy of Sciences, is now at the Sheedy Drayage Company crane yard due to 
lack of coordination between the Academy and City College of San Francisco 
(CCSF). Further, the fountain was moved without the Arts Commission's 
consent and was transported without adequate structural support. Mr. Taylor 
stated that Sheedy is fabricating a steel support cradle, and the fountain will 
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researching whether the new site which was built to house the International 
Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Memorial is spacious enough to 
accommodate the piece. He is in conversation with the Department of Street 
Use and Mapping to determine if the piece can encroach into the public way. 
He is also researching accessibility issues related to the piece. Mr. Taylor 
reported that the plan to move the Juan Bautista de Anza and King Carlos 
monuments to Lake Merced has been delayed. The Department of Recreation 
and Parks currently has reservations about placing the monuments on 
Recreation and Parks property. He stated that he is working to come to an 
agreement and is researching alternative sites. 

5. Report on "Pageant of the Pacific" Murals 

Civic Art Collection Archivist Sarah Lenoue reported on the "Pageant of the 
Pacific" murals by Miguel Covarrubias. The murals were originally 
commissioned for and displayed at the Pacific House at the Golden Gate 
International Exposition (1939-40 Treasure Island World's Fair), and later 
displayed at the World Trade Center, Ferry Building in San Francisco. The Arts 
Commission moved to preserve the murals in 1940 at the close of the 
Exposition. At that time and despite their remaining in the ownership of Pacific 
House, the murals received an object number in the Arts Commission's Civic 
Art Collection: 1940.13.1-6. In order to have the Arts Commission's records 
accurately reflect the fact that the Arts Commission has no jurisdiction over 
these murals, the Arts Commission wishes to deaccession these objects from 
our collection. 

In addition, Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) has been approached 
by the Consulate General of Mexico about the possibility of loaning these 
murals to be displayed in Mexico for several years. The Mexican government 
has offered to pay for the costs of shipping, insurance, display and preservation 
of the murals in exchange for the loan. Additional funding for preservation has 
been offered in the form of a grant from Bay Area resident Philip Hudner. Fine 
Arts Museums of San Francisco will handle the condition reports, transportation 
and packing, as well as serve as couriers for the murals as they are unpacked in 
each of the three destination cities in Mexico. 

Motion: Motion to ratify the 2001 transfer of the five extant "Pageant of the 
Pacific" murals by Miguel Covarrubias from the Port of San Francisco to 
Treasure Island Development Authority. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Motion: Motion to deaccession object 1940.13.1-6 from Civic Art Collection. 
Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve the preservation and exhibition in Mexico of the five 
extant "Pageant of the Pacific" murals by Miguel Covarrubias, as agreed upon 
by the Treasure Island Development Authority, Fine Arts Museums of San 
Francisco and the Consulate General of Mexico. 
Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

6. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious gave a presentation on the Laguna Honda 
Hospital Art Enrichment Program, which included a discussion on program 
goals, project outline, Neighborhood Identity Projects program description, 
locations for artwork in the Neighborhoods, and a presentation of work by the 
project artists. 

Ms. Pontious continued her report by presenting Suzanne Biaggi's proposal and 
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explained that one of the sculptures is hollowed out and has a sprinkler 
installed so that at certain times of the day it would fill with water. 

Ms. Pontious presented images of the proposed tapestries by Ann Chamberlain 
and Bernie Lubell. Chamberlain and Lubell plan to install a group of artworks 
inspired by the theme of the four elements created in different media. They 
include: 1. Photographic images inspired by "fire" and "water" on glass panels 
that will be incorporated into light boxes with companion flat glass panels; 2. 
The same images executed in a triangulated glass relief, which will read as 
either the sunset "fire" image seen from one direction, or the water image in 
the other; and 3. Woven tapestries inspired by "earth" and "air." Ms. Pontious 
stated that the artists will be revising the water images. She stated that she is 
asking for approval of the light box images and the concept of the tapestries. 
Commissioner Przyblyski recommended that the artists might be helped in 
resolving the water image by researching how airflows are diagrammed. 

Ms. Pontious presented Linnea Glatt's proposal for button-shaped fiberglass 
sculptures for Courtyard E. Ms. Pontious stated that Laguna Honda Hospital 
staff want the artist to explore a greater variety of buttons. Such a revision 
would result in a cost increase. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the piece 
should look like buttons spilling out of a button jar. Commissioner Solomon 
expressed concern over the material choice and stated that the piece would 
look horrible if the fiberglass started to crack. Ms. Pontious stated that she 
researched the fiberglass material and found that it is a fairly durable 
material. She stated that she will have the artist address these concerns 
before bringing the proposal back to the Committee for approval. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie 
Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon/ Draisin 

Motion: Motion to approve the final proposal by Suzanne Biaggi for Laguna 
Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 



Pulgas Water Temple Project 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 



The followins motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution 0103-05-008 authorizing the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not 

to exceed $250,000 (pending PUC approval of additional funds) for design, 

fabrication, and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water 

Temple. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised conceptual proposal by Tom Otterness 

for the Pulgas Water Temple project. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 
Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed $155,000 for final 
design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for the Pulgas Water Temple 
project in accordance with the approved revised conceptual proposal. 

Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center - Mural Removal Request 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported on the Recreation and Park 
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slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and noted photographer Imogen Cunningham 
on two of the Recreation Center's south-facing walls. Ms. Dunbar explained 
that both murals will be impacted by new construction planned for the facility 
in October 2005. 

The Recreation and Park Department recommends removing the murals based 
on the following factors: 1 . Public survey results developed in consultation with 
the Arts Commission and distributed to facility users, Duboce Park users and 
area residents last fall; and 2. The physical impact of the facility construction 
work on the murals and their compatibility with the new design. Ms. Dunbar 
added that the Arts Commission also felt that it was important to investigate 
other issues affecting the future of the artworks, including: 1 . The murals' 
existing condition and the costs associated with protecting and restoring them 
in conjunction with the Center's renovation; 2. The artist's own sentiments on 
the murals' possible removal, and her interest and ability to raise funds and 
participate in their restoration; 3. The sentiments of acknowledged friends of 
the late Harvey Milk; and 4. The subject matter, style and artistic significance 
of the murals in the context of San Francisco's physical, cultural and aesthetic 
landscape. Ms. Dunbar reported that based on these findings, along with the 
artist's acknowledgement of the difficulties of raising the $44,838 for the 
murals' restoration and her interest in focusing full-time on her current 
projects, staff recommends that the murals be removed in conjunction with 
the facility's renovation. The history of the murals will be documented on an 
enamel plaque, which will be installed on the new building. 

In accordance with the City's Art Enrichment Ordinance, a new work of art will 
be commissioned for the facility that will honor the work and life of Harvey 
Milk. The funds allocated for this commission cannot legally be used for the 
restoration of existing works of art. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that it is with sadness that the Arts Commission 
approves the removal of the mural. She stated that the Arts Commission 
honors and respects Johanna Poethig's artistic contributions to the city of San 
Francisco. She added that murals have a limited duration. 

The following motion v/as revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the removal of the Johanna Poethig murals at the 

Harvey Milk Recreation Arts Center. 

Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

9. Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba presented artist Laurel True's revised designs 
and material samples for the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Project. She 
explained that in response to the Commissioners' recommendations, the artist 
eliminated the floral imagery and the brightest colors from her revised color 
scheme. She is also proposing the use of varying colors of grout for each 
sphere. Ms. Zaremba stated that she is seeking approval of the mock-up and 
revised design so that the artist may proceed with fabrication. 

Motion: Motion approve artist Laurel True's mock-up and revised designs for 
the Ocean Avenue Streetscape Sun Spheres project, and to authorize the artist 
to proceed with fabrication. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

10. South East Water Pollution Control Plant (SEWPCP) Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba reported on the progress of Victor Zaballa's 
project for the South East Water Pollution Control Plant, which began in 2001 . 
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the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse project, the Arts Commission will contract 
directly with the artist's fabricator, Fire Clay Tile, for completion of the 
project. Mr. Zaballa has stated that he would like to work closely with the 
fabricator on the piece and has proposed a revised design for two water- 
themed tile mosaic walls, which will include mosaic sea creature figures. The 
artist would like to glaze the tiles and fabricate the sea creature figures 
himself to give to Fire Clay Tile for incorporation into the work. Ms. Zaremba 
stated that the two wall panels will be reduced to half the height of the work 
as originally proposed. Finally, Ms. Zaremba stated that she has explained to 
Mr, Zaballa that if Fire Clay Tile cannot meet the City's contractual 
requirements, staff would recommend not to proceed with fabrication of the 
project, but would offer Mr. Zaballa an honorarium for his additional time 
spent trying to realize the project. 

The followins motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve Victor Zaballa's revised design for two water- 

themed tile mosaic wall panels for the South East Water Pollution Control 

Plant. 

Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

The foUowins motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 

contract with Fire Clay Tile for fabrication and installation of two tile artworks 

designed by Victor Zaballa for the South East Water Pollution Control Plant in 

an amount not to exceed $47,000. 

Moved: Solomon/ Draisin 

1 1 . Juvenile Hall Replacement Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba reported on the progress of the project by 
Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales for Juvenile Hall. She explained that the 
artists propose to treat the soffits over the staff stations with color field 
applications that include text derived in the youth workshops. The soffits have 
a length of 20 feet. Ms. Zaremba added that due to continued delays and 
scheduling conflicts with the General Contractor's construction schedule, the 
artists have been requested to explore fabricating the work in their studios to 
condense the time required for on-site installation. The artists would use an 
established muralist technique working with a non-woven polyester material 
that is similar to wallpaper, in that it can be painted off-site and later adhered 
to the wall. Funds to cover the additional expense would be provided by DPW, 
if the proposal is accepted by DPW and the client. Juvenile Probation. Ms. 
Zaremba stated that was she pleased with how the material looks when 
adhered to a surface. She will bring a mock-up with a more developed design 
to a future Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

The foUowins motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the artists Johanna Poethig and Julio Morales to 

utilize an alternate fabrication and installation method for the Juvenile Hall 

Replacement Project Day Room soffits, and to increase their fabrication and 

installation contract amount by $8,700 for a total contract amount not to 

exceed $144,120 for this work. 

Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

1 2 . Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the art enrichment project 
for the Academy of Sciences. She stated that Mary Zlot was recommended as 
the designated arts professional representing the Academy of Sciences on the 
Academy of Sciences Art Advisory Committee. A motion for approval on her 
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agenda. Ms. Manton stated that she would hke to recommend Karen 
Tsujimoto, senior curator at the Oakland Museum of California, to be included 
in the Arts Commission's pool of jurors for the Academy of Sciences. Ms 
Manton added that she was an excellent resource for the Arts Commission with 
regard to the San Francisco Airport Art Enrichment project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following arts professionals for the Academy of 
Sciences juror pool: Michelle Lopez, Suzette Min, June Lee, Mabel Wilson, 
Janet Bishop, Madeline Grynstein, Chris Bratton, and Karen Tsujimoto. 
Moved: Draisin/ Solomon 

1 3 . Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Diller + Scofidio 
project is nearly complete. There are two workdays to test the system 
scheduled for January 24**^ and 25*^. She added that once the piece is 
complete, she will be doing outreach to the press and has already promised to 
follow up with John King from the Chronicle. 

14. New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that because Commissioner 
Przyblyski has a schedule conflict with the regular Visual Arts Committee 
meetings, she would like to explore rescheduling it to a new day of the month. 
Ms. Manton stated that she will contact the Commissioners to find alternate 
days that might work. 

Ms. Manton reported that the Public Art Program is working with an intern from 
Bennington College, Risa Kahn, who is documenting and performing condition 
reports for all the public artworks. She stated that this research will enable 
the program to apply for conservation grants. 

Ms. Manton presented a preliminary draft of the Rincon Hill Development Plan 
and explained that Planning staff have asked the Arts Commission to write a 
proposal to develop an Arts Master Plan. She stated that the art, as well as 
other public improvements in the Rincon Hill area, would be paid for by the 
creation of a special property tax district. 

Finally, Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that the Mayor's 
Office has met with him regarding a new public art initiative. The Mayor would 
like the Arts Commission to explore the feasibility of having curatorial oversight 
for all artwork commissioned by the Redevelopment and Planning agencies. 

15. Old Business 

16. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

2/2/2005 



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to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
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regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
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Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs for "The Pickpocketers" 
^ S" series, by artist Maria Forde, for the Art on Market Street Program, to be 

printed and exhibited in 24 kiosks on Market Street from Friday, May 13 

to Thursday, August 11, 2005. 
f ^^ 2. Motion to accept Aileen Barr's ceramic tile work, "Secret Garden," at 

the West Portal Clubhouse into the Civic Art Collection. 

3. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the 
contract with Suzanne Biaggi by an amount not to exceed $51,500, for a 
new total contract amount not to exceed $55,000, to fabricate, 
transport and install her proposed sculpture at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

4. Motion to add artist Seyed Alavi to the pool of pre-approved panelists for 
2005. 

2. Art on Market Temporary Projects Program 

Judy Moran and artist Virsinia Hopkins 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Presentation of a series of revised proposals for "The Endangered Seed 

Project," by artists Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, for temporary 

installation on the rear wall of the Civic Center Auditorium as part of the Art 

on Market Street 2004-2005 Temporary Projects Program. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal for "The Endangered Seed 
Project," by artists Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, for temporary 
installation on the rear wall of the Civic Center Auditorium as part of the Art 
on Market Street 2004-2005 Temporary Projects Program. 

3. Presentation by A New Leaf Gallery 

J/7/ Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve an ongoing temporary sculpture exhibition in 
Moscone Convention Plaza. 

4. Gallery Report 
Rupert Jenkins 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for exhibitions at 155 Grove 
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Motion: Motion to approve honoraria payments of $300 each to Bill Swanson, 
Tauba Auerbach, and Midori Harima for their 155 Grove Street exhibitions. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for exhibition at 401 Van Ness: 
Ban Ziperstein, Nigel Poor, Christina Ray, Michael Banicki, Lee Walton, and 
Brad Brown. 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $300 to Bari Ziperstein 
for her 401 Van Ness exhibition. 

5. Civic Art Collection Retreat Report 

Nancy Gonchar 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report to be distributed at meeting. 

6. Branch Library Improvement Program 

Judy Moran 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Update on Branch Library Improvement Art Enrichment Program and 

presentation of final proposal for "A Library Book," a wall artwork for the new 

Mission Bay Branch Library, by artist Vince Koloski. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final design for "A Library Book," a lighted 
Plexiglas wall artwork designed by artist Vince Koloski, for the new Mission Bay 
Branch Library. 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 
Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve only one of the two following actions regarding 
Owen Smith lobby mural design proposals for Laguna Honda Hospital: 

a) Approval of the revised design of drawing "A" depicting more of Golden 
Gate bridge for 9' x 9" painting. 

b) Reaffirm approval of drawing "B" showing workers working on large 
bridge beams for 9' x 9' painting. 

Staff Recommendation: Approve revised proposal drawing "A" 

Motion: Motion to approve only one of the following three actions regarding 
Owen Smith lobby mural design proposals for Laguna Honda Hospital: 

a) Reaffirm selection of drawings "C" (workers on scaffold ropes) and 
"D" (worker with wrench) for the two 9" x 6' paintings. 

b) Approve revised design replacing drawing "C" (workers on scaffold) 
with "E" (workers and large pipe). 

c) Approve revised design replacing drawing "D" (worker with wrench) 
with "E" (workers with large pipe). 

Staff Recommendation: Approve proposal drawings "C" and "E" 

Motion: Motion to approve only one of the following three actions regarding 
the Cheonae Kim tile project in Aqua Therapy room at Laguna Honda Hospital: 

a) Cancel the project due to value engineering elimination of the tile 
from the architectural budget. 

b) Maintain the artist's design by contributing the $50,000 needed for the 
tile from the Art Enrichment project budget. 

c) Direct staff to investigate the possibility of increasing the contribution 
of art enrichment funds in order to upgrade the tile quality. 

Staff Recommendation: Approve motion to direct staff to investigate the 
possibility of increasing the contribution of art enrichment funds in order to 
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8. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

9. Hayes Green - Possible Temporary Public Art Exhibition 

J/7/ Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

10. Academy of Sciences 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Proposed Total Art Budget from 1995 and 2000 Bond Funds 

1 1 . Report on Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 
Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

12. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Discussion of possible project featuring San Francisco's "sister cities" at San 

Francisco International Airport. 

13. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

14. Coffman Pool 
Kristen Zaremba 

Staff presentation of project and proposed image selection for the Coffman 
Pool. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed imagery for the two window designs 
for the Coffman Pool Public Art Project. 

15. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Kristen Zaremba and Jill Manton 

Staff report on project plan parameters and issues pertaining to murals on the 

existing structures. 

16. Juvenile Hall Replacement Project 
Kristen Zaremba 

Staff presentation of project and dayroom soffit mockup. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed color selections and compositions for 
the eight dayroom soffits and mockup for the Juvenile Hall Replacement 
Project. 

17. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Staff report on the City Attorney's review of Resolution No. 0103-05-007 and 

ongoing discussions with the SFPUC about the future of the project. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0103-05-007 approving Tom 
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gates of the Pulgas Water Temple site. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0103-05-008 authorizing the Director 
of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Tom Otterness in an amount 
not to exceed $250,000 (pending PUC approval of additional funds) for design, 
fabrication, and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water 
Temple. 

Motion: Motion to cancel further consideration of the Pulgas Water Temple 
site as a public art project opportunity until completion of the SFPUC Public Art 
Master Plan. 

18. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center - Artist Finalists Approval 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff update on phase one of the artist selection process for the Harvey Milk 

Recreational Arts Center. 

Motion: Motion to approve artists Sandow Birk, Peter Richards, and Susan 
Schwartzenberg with Michael Davis as finalists, and Lewis deSoto and Nancy 
Selvin as alternates, for the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center Public Art 
Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist 
$300 to participate in an interview- based selection process with the panel. 

19. New Business 

20. Old Business 

21 . Adjournment 

3/10/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items wilt be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of ceil phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

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244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 uad q \ 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present 

Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 
Absent: Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Nancy Gonchar, Rupert 
/"^ Jenkins, Jennifer Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, 
Kristen Zaremba 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:30 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs for "The Pickpocketers" 
series, by artist Maria Forde, for the Art on Market Street Program, to be 
printed and exhibited in 24 kiosks on Market Street from Friday, May 13, 
to Thursday, August 11, 2005. 

2. Motion to accept Aileen Barr's ceramic tile work, "Secret Garden," at 
the West Portal Clubhouse into the Civic Art Collection. 

3. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the 
contract with Suzanne Biaggi by an amount not to exceed $51,500, for a 
new total contract amount not to exceed $55,000, to fabricate, 
transport and install her proposed sculpture at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

4. Motion to add artist Seyed Alavi to the pool of pre-approved panelists for 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

2. Art on Market Temporary Projects Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran gave an update on "The Endangered Seed 
Project," by artists Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, proposed for 
temporary installation on the rear wall of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium as 
part of the Art on Market Street 2004-2005 Temporary Projects Program. Ms. 
Moran stated that the proposal, which consists primarily of large banners of 
enlarged images of endangered seeds, with a public talk and related material 
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Building. The Ferry Building management company declined to support the 
project, so the artists explored Market Street for an alternate site that would 
be appropriate in terms of scale, accessibility and context. The artists were 
very excited about placing the artwork on the rear of the Bill Graham Civic 
Auditorium and prepared a proposal for this location. 

Ms. Moran reminded the Commissioners that at their September, 2004 meeting, 
the Visual Arts Committee reviewed the artists' proposal for the Bill Graham 
Civic Auditorium and declined to support the installation of the artwork at that 
site due to the scale and proposed layout of the banners on the rear facade of 
the building. They requested that the artists and staff do further exploration 
for another location. Staff explored relocating the work to the United Nations 
Plaza, and was excited to learn that the artwork might be considered for 
inclusion at that site for World Environment Day in early June. Although the 
proposal was received with great enthusiasm by staff of the Department of the 
Environment and the Department of Public Works, a determination was made 
that the United Nations Plaza pillars and poles would not be available due to 
conflicts arising from redevelopment of the site. However, although the 
artwork may not be placed at United Nations Plaza, it is highly likely that the 
project can still be considered as part of World Environment Day. 

Recently the artists' enthusiasm for the Civic Auditorium site has increased, and 
they have spent more time developing and refining their proposal for that site. 
Ms. Moran introduced artist Virginia Hopkins, who explained that their revised 
proposal calls for one large banner which would cover the entire rear facade of 
the Graham Civic Auditorium. She presented various revised banner designs 
and requested that Commissioners indicate which direction they prefer. Ms. 
Hopkins presented material samples of the mesh banner fabric. 

Commissioner Solomon stated that she prefers the one large banner to the 
previous proposal, which included multiple smaller banners. She recommended 
that the artists use the simplest design with a focus on the seed. 

Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that any interpretive text and project 
brochure should include an explanation of how the banner imagery relates to 
the history of the site. 

Ms. Moran stated that the project will have to be on a fast track so that it can 
be presented as part of World Environment Day in June. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal for "The Endangered Seed 
Project," by artists Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, for temporary 
installation on the rear wall of the Civic Center Auditorium as part of the Art 
on Market Street 2004-2005 Temporary Projects Program. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

3. Presentation by A New Leaf Gallery 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced Brigitte Micmacker, John 
Denning, and Stephanie Everett from A New Leaf Gallery, which recently 
relocated to San Francisco from Berkeley. The gallery's new location in San 
Francisco is in the Convention Plaza Office Building adjacent to the Moscone 
Parking Garage. 

Ms. Micmacker stated that they are seeking support from the Arts Commission 
on their endeavor to have ongoing temporary sculpture exhibitions on the plaza 
where their gallery is located. She added that Arts Commission support is 
needed before the Redevelopment Agency will give the gallery approval to use 
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Ms. Everett distributed presentation materials including proposal images 
showing how the sculptures would look in the plaza. Mr. Denning explained 
that the pieces would be located on various sites around the plaza, all about 
20' to 25' apart from one another. He stated that the gallery will procure the 
necessary insurance and proper city permits. Mr. Denning presented sample 
signage that would be used to identify the artwork. Arts Commission Gallery 
Director Rupert Jenkins suggested that A New Leaf Gallery install ADA- 
compliant signage. 

The Commissioners stated that they are supportive of A New Leaf's proposal. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the plaza exhibitions should be curated so 
that the plaza doesn't look like a bazaar. Mr. Denning stated that the proposal 
materials indicate all the potential exhibition sites, but the gallery does not 
wish to fill the plaza. Ms. Manton stated that although the gallery proposal 
looks good, she recommended that the Arts Commission approve the motion for 
a period of six months subject to review for a longer period. 

The motion was revised as follows: 

Motion: Motion to approve a temporary exhibition of sculpture from A New 

Leaf Gallery - Sculpturesite, Inc. in Moscone Convention Plaza for a period of 

six months subject to review by the Arts Commission in order to extend the 

term. 

Moved: Draisin/ Solomon 

Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins announced that he would be leaving his 
position as of June 3, 2005. However, he is curating a show that opens on June 
22, so he may be at the gallery leading up to that show. Mr. Jenkins 
distributed a press book to the Commissioners that contains exhibition reviews 
from 2004. He reported that the Gallery Advisory Board will be having their 
annual retreat on May 7 and welcomed any interested Commissioner to attend. 
He stated that the Advisory Board is starting its planning for the next 
fundraiser, which will happen on October 15. Mr. Jenkins announced that 
there is a reception for a new exhibition by William Swanson at 155 Grove 
Street on March 18. There is also a reception in City Hall on April 1 5 for the 
following new exhibitions: "Stories of the City," by 6th Street Photography 
Workshop, "Making Connections: Career Waitresses of San Francisco" by 
Candacy Taylor, and "A Kid's Eye View: Photographic Opportunities on a School 
Day" by teacher and photographer Jillian Eierweiss and her students from a 
youth program at the Bayview Hunter's Point Community Beacon Center. 

Mr. Jenkins continued his report by presenting slides of work by the artists for 
the proposed upcoming shows at the gallery and at 1 55 Grove Street. He 
explained that the exhibition he is curating is based on artists who use systems 
to create their work. He presented the work of the artists proposed for that 
exhibition: Bari Ziperstein, Nigel Poor, Christina Ray, Michael Banicki, Lee 
Walton, and Brad Brown. He also presented the work of the following artists 
for exhibitions at 155 Grove Street: Bill Swanson, Tauba Auerbach, and Midori 
Harima. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for exhibitions at 155 Grove 
Street: Bill Swanson, Tauba Auerbach, and Midori Harima. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Motion: Motion to approve honoraria payments of $300 each to Bill Swanson, 
Tauba Auerbach, and Midori Harima for their 155 Grove Street exhibitions. 
Moved: Solomon/ Draisin 



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Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for exhibition at 401 Van Ness: j 

Bari Ziperstein, Nigel Poor, Christina Ray, Michael Banicki, Lee Walton, and 

Brad Brown. 

Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $300 to Bari Ziperstein 
for her 401 Van Ness exhibition. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

5. Civic Art Collection Retreat Report 

Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar distributed the Civic Art Collection retreat 
agenda and the action items that were developed at the retreat. She reported 
that the team discussed the following items at the retreat: the vision of the 
Civic Art Collection, the new database software, moving a selection of 
Collection files to the Library, the possibility of deaccessioning pieces from the 
Collection, and the development and establishment of a maintenance 
endowment. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she recently visited the Public Art Program 
in Portland, Oregon. She was impressed with their maintenance program and 
portable works program. She stated that it is important for the Arts 
Commission to think about how to maintain the collection. She is also 
interested in the Arts Commission having a portable collection of two- 
dimensional works, which could be loaned to other city departments for a fee. 

6. Branch Library Improvement Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran gave an update on the Branch Library 
Improvement Art Enrichment Program. She stated that the Library has 
determined that the renovation of the Potrero Branch Library qualifies for art 
enrichment. Therefore, in addition to the five new branches, and the 
renovation of the Richmond Library, already included in the Branch Library 
Improvement Art Enrichment Plan, there is now a seventh project, the Potrero 
Branch Library. 

Ms. Moran continued her report by presenting the final proposal for "A Library 
Book," a wall artwork for the new Mission Bay Branch Library, by artist Vince 
Koloski. She stated that the artist proposed to install a Plexiglas artwork with 
etched text and historic images from a variety of cultures. The text will be 
illuminated with various color lights that are installed on the edges of the 
piece. Ms. Moran stated that the artwork will be visible from the street. She 
presented a mock-up of the Plexiglas book "pages." As part of his proposal, 
the artist worked with a committee to select 1 2 specific quotes about books for 
the artwork from a list compiled in response to a public call for submissions. 
The quotes are in a variety of languages, and a booklet with translations of all 
of the quotes will be available at the Mission Bay Branch. Ms. Moran stated that 
the final text will be thoroughly edited to ensure that there are no 
grammatical mistakes or spelling errors. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final design for "A Library Book," a lighted 
Plexiglas wall artwork designed by artist Vince Koloski, for the new Mission Bay 
Branch Library. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious began her report by distributing revised 
proposal drawings by Owen Smith for the 9' x 9' painting and the lobby mural at 
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reminiscent of the original WPA-era artwork in the hospital. Ms. Pontious 
added that the client requested that Smith revise his proposal to include more 
references to the Golden Gate Bridge. The artist submitted numerous new 
design options for each piece. 

Ms. Pontious gave an update on Cheonae Kim's tile project for the Aqua 
Therapy room at Laguna Honda Hospital. She stated that initially the project 
was to use architectural credits for the tile, but when the architects did the 
value engineering, the tile was eliminated, saving Laguna Honda Hospital 
$50,000. This change leaves the Arts Commission with three options: 
1. Cancel the project; 2. Maintain the artist's design by contributing the 
$50,000 from the art enrichment project budget; or 3. Authorize staff to 
investigate the possibility of increasing the contribution of art enrichment 
funds in order to upgrade the tile quality. Ms. Pontious presented samples of 
the previously approved project tiles and explained that the artist would be 
able to revise her design to improve the color palette if she had access to a 
wider variety of tiles. Ms. Pontious explained that because Laguna Honda 
Hospital will not be constructing the fourth building, the art projects for that 
building have been eliminated, which has resulted in additional unallocated art 
enrichment funds. She added that the client would like as much art as 
possible. Some of those unallocated funds could be used for the Aqua Therapy 
room or the funds could be used to commission work in other areas of the 
hospital. 

Commissioner Przyblyski was supportive of spending additional unallocated 
funds on the Cheonae Kim project. Because the artist has been asked to 
redesign her proposal numerous times. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the 
Arts Commission needs to allow the artist access to colors that better suit her 
typical palette. Commissioner Solomon stated that the artist should be able to 
work with tiles that are on the market. Ms. Pontious stated that the artist may 
not need a custom color, but she does need to have access to the full range of 
tiles. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that once the Arts Commission gives the 
artist direction, the Commissioners shouldn't reopen the matter. 

The motion was revised as follows: 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design of drawing "A" by Owen Smith 

depicting more of the Golden Gate bridge for a 9' x 9' painting for Laguna 

Honda Hospital. 

Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

The motion was revised as follows: 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised design by Owen Smith replacing drawing 

"C" (workers on scaffold) with "E" (workers and large pipe) for the lobby mural 

at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

The motion was revised as follows: 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to investigate the possibility of increasing the 

contribution of art enrichment funds in order to upgrade the tile quality for 

Cheonae Kim's tile project in the Aqua Therapy room at Laguna Honda 

Hospital. 

Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

8. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave an update on the Diller + Scofidio 
project. Ms. Manton stated that she has been having difficulties with 
Multimedia. She stated that while she is reluctant to resort to the liquidated 
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attention to the project's final stages. 

Commissioner Draisin inquired whether the Arts Commission is planning to 
publicize the piece once it is operational. Commissioner Przyblyski suggested 
that any publicity should be planned after the problems with the project have 
been resolved. Ms. Manton stated that once the piece is working and the final 
inspection has been complete, Moscone requires that there be a 30-day waiting 
period before the artwork is operational. She added that any publicity event 
would have to be coordinated with Moscone's convention schedule. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated if there is a dedication event, the symphony 
has expressed an interest in performing at it. 

9. Hayes Green — Possible Temporary Public Art Exhibition 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Arts Commission 
heard that the Mayor's Office is interested in having a temporary artwork 
installed at the Hayes Green in conjunction with World Environment Day. He is 
particularly interested in having San Francisco host the David Best "Chapel" 
piece that was originally proposed for the City of San Rafael. Ms. Manton 
presented images of other chapels or temples created by the artist. 

Ms. Manton reported that the artist would have a contract for this project 
through a nonprofit organization such as the Neighborhood Parks Council or 
another entity like Black Rock Arts Foundation. She stated that the budget for 
the project would likely be $20,000, which would include installation, 
insurance, de-installation, and an administrative fee for staff time. Ms. Manton 
stated that this project requires approval and a permit from the Department of 
Recreation and Parks. 

Commissioner Draisin stated that she will begin raising funds for this project 
through Burning Man and the Black Rock Foundation. Commissioner Draisin 
stated that although David Best is well known for his flammable installations at 
Burning Man, this project is very different and she hopes that people will 
respect that this artwork is to function in a different way in the urban context. 

10. Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that she had previously reported 
to the Commission that the Academy of Sciences project is over-budget due to 
the escalating cost of steel and concrete. She added that after challenging the 
legality of providing art enrichment from the 1995 Bond to no avail, the 
Academy staff have requested that the Arts Commission forego its allocation 
from this bond in light of their financial problems. The Commission has 
previously stated that this would be a dangerous and undesirable precedent to 
establish. The 1995 Bond is subject to the former version of the Art Enrichment 
Ordinance, which states that up to 2% of the total project cost is eligible for 
art enrichment. At the maximum 2% allocation, this would be $584,900. 

Ms. Manton stated that she is sympathetic to the Academy's position and has 
tried to develop a reasonable budget proposal that will cover costs associated 
with the future maintenance endowment, provide an allowance for work 
performed by the General Contractor such as foundation and electrical work, 
and provide a project contingency in the event of unexpected problems. She 
has also proposed that any balance remaining from the contingency and 
General Contractor allowance would be returned to the Academy. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth expressed concern about making 
any compromise, but added that any decision about his needs to be made by 
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Commissioner Przyblyski stated that if the Arts Commission agrees to this 
compromise, it would be incredibly generous. 

1 1 . Report on Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

12. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported on a possible project featuring San 
Francisco's "sister cities" at the San Francisco International Airport. Ms. 
Pontious stated that there is approximately $500,000 of unallocated Airport Art 
Enrichment funds. She added that the Airport Director, John Martin, has 
requested that the Arts Commission consider using these art enrichment funds 
to execute a project honoring San Francisco's 15 sister cities. Ms. Pontious 
stated that this idea was originally conceived as a signage project as part of 
the initial construction of the International Terminal. Due to funding, the 
project was abandoned, but now has been resurrected as a possible art 
project. 

Ms. Pontious stated that the original plan called for suspending Plexiglas panes 
between the seismic bracing. She reported that Ms. Manton proposed that 
artists from each of the sister cities could be identified to design a panel, 
which could then be executed in glass. Ms. Pontious estimated that the total 
project cost would be approximately $500,000. Ms. Pontious and Ms. Manton 
met with Ray Quesada (Bureau of Planning and Design) and Blake Summers 
(Director of the Airport Museum and Exhibition Program) to look at the sites 
and discuss the logistics of the project. Ms. Pontious recommended that the 
Airport find one or two sites that could support the weight of installing the 
artwork so that more of the art enrichment money could be spent on art and 
not on building weight-bearing support structures. 

Ms. Pontious stated that another option is to design a structure that could hold 
multiple panels, thus possibly reducing the cost of installation. She will 
investigate this option further. She stated that the matter will be brought to 
the Airport Art Steering Committee at their next meeting. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked whether the Arts Commission might not just 
purchase an artwork from an artist in each of the 1 5 sister cities. Ms. Pontious 
stated that she would rather work with a glass fabricator to translate the 1 5 
individual designs into a unified format so that there would be visual 
consistency. 

Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that perhaps the Arts Commission could 
commission a "sister city"-themed artwork. She stated that it would be good 
to commission a work by an artist of global stature. 

13. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil reported on a new art enrichment project at 
Upper Noe Recreation Center. She presented the plans for the renovated 
recreation center, which includes seismic work, removal and repair of some 
architectural features, general building and grounds rehabilitation, and an 
updated children's playground and path system. Ms. Macneil stated that this 
renovation will result in art enrichment funds of approximately $100,000. She 
added that the community is very involved with the planning for the 
renovations and there will be three community members on the selection panel 
for the art project. Ms. Macneil stated that while there is no obvious site for 
artwork on the recreation center and playgrounds, there are a number of 
possible sites including: the main gate at Day Street and the secondary gate on 
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in front of the building entrance; and the proposed pergola along the north- 
facing facade. She added that although no theme or direction for the artwork 
has been identified, the building's gymnasium contains strong design elements 
that may inspire the direction of the artwork. 

14. Coffman Pool 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

The foUowins motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed imagery for the two window designs 

for the Coffman Pool Public Art Project. 

15. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

16. Juvenile Hall Replacement Project 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba gave an update on the Juvenile Hall 
Replacement project. She explained that due to the addition of support 
beams intersecting the eight dayroom soffits, and the revised proposal to 
execute the murals off-site prior to installation, the original designs have to be 
modified slightly. She presented the eight previously approved design 
proposals, images of the newly modified compositions for the wall treatments, 
and photo documentation of some sections currently being executed in the 
artists' studio, as requested by the Commissioners at the last Committee 
meeting. She stated that the artists plan to retain the color palette and 
application style of the original proposal, and that installation is scheduled to 
commence in early May 2005. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed color selections and compositions for 

the eight dayroom soffits and mockup for the Juvenile Hall Replacement 

Project. 

Moved: Solomon/ Draisin 

17. Pulgas Water Temple Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar gave a report on the City Attorney's review of 
Resolution No. 0103-05-007 and ongoing discussions with the SFPUC about the 
future of the project. Ms. Dunbar explained that in December, 2004, the Visual 
Arts Committee reviewed the revised proposal of artist Tom Otterness and 
approved the following revised motions which were subsequently adopted by 
the Full Commission: 1. RESOLUTION NO. 0103-05-007: Motion to approve the 
selection of Tom Otterness as the artist to design, fabricate and install an 
artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water Temple site; and 
2. RESOLUTION NO. 0103-05-008: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a contract with Tom Otterness in an amount not to exceed 
$250,000 (pending PUC approval of additional funds) for design, fabrication, 
and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water Temple. 

Ms. Dunbar reported that at the S.F. Public Utilities Commission's request, 
staff reviewed the second resolution with the City Attorney's office to 
determine if raising the commission amount was in conflict with the publicly 
advertised RFQ, which listed a commission budget of $155,000. The City 
Attorney's office advised against raising the commission amount without re- 
advertising the project. In response to this analysis, staff included two motions 
on today's agenda that would rescind the earlier resolutions. 

Ms. Dunbar stated that a final motion was added to cancel further 
consideration of this project until the completion of the SFPUC Public Art 
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selection panel's tepid support of the original Otterness proposal and the 
conflicted responses received on his revised proposal from SFPUC staff and this 
Committee. She noted that the Pulgas Temple site presents few opportunities 
for public art due to its limited ADA accessibility. It is anticipated that the 
SFPUC Public Art Master Plan v/ill offer alternative sites that will support large 
commissions by nationally prominent artists like Tom Otterness in the future. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she spoke with representatives at S.F. 
Public Utilities Commission and they agreed that this is a better solution. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0103-05-007 approving Tom Otterness 
as the artist to design, fabricate and install an artwork for the entry gates of 
the Pulgas Water Temple site. 
Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0103-05-008 authorizing the Director 

of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Tom Otterness in an amount 

not to exceed $250,000 (pending PUC approval of additional funds) for design, 

fabrication, and installation of artwork for the entry gates of the Pulgas Water 

Temple. 

Moved: Solomon /Draisin 

Motion: Motion to cancel further consideration of the Pulgas Water Temple site 
as a public art project opportunity until completion of the SFPUC Public Art 
Master Plan. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

18. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center — Artist Finalists Approval 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar gave an update on phase one of the artist 
selection process for the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center. She presented 
slides of the work of the following three finalists selected to interview for this 
project: Sandow Birk, Peter Richards, and Susan Schwartzenberg with Michael 
Davis. 

Ms. Dunbar stated that the renovation of this facility initially was to be an 
upgrade primarily for ADA issues and public safety issues, but through the 
course of community meetings, a new theater was added to the plans. 
Regrettably, the funds necessary to pay for the added costs of the new building 
have not been raised. It is now possible that the theater will not be built. Ms. 
Dunbar stated that the artists were informed of this at the orientation and are 
aware that, if selected, they may be required to rethink their approach based 
on the possible elimination of this component of the project. 

Motion: Motion to approve artists Sandow Birk, Peter Richards, and Susan 
Schwartzenberg with Michael Davis as finalists, and Lewis deSoto and Nancy 
Selvin as alternates, for the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center Public Art 
Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist 
$300 to participate in an interview- based selection process with the panel. 
Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

19. New Business 

20. Old Business 

21 . Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 

Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 

Approved by Nancy Gonchar, San Francisco Arts Commission Deputy Director 



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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s} responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve an increase in the contract amount with Suzanne 
Biaggi for fatsrication, transportation and installation of a sculpture at 
Laguna Honda Hospital, from $55,000 to $64,300, to allow for three 
additional basalt "marker" columns and insurance against loss for four 
years. 

2. Sava Pool Project - Artist Finalists Approval 

HSna Dunbar 

Staff update on phase one of the artist selection process for the Sava Pool 

Public Art Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists for the Sava Pool 
Public Art Project: Jim Campbell; the Los Angeles-based collaborative group, 
Electroland; Catherine Wagner; and Anna Valentina Murch; and to approve 
Relja Penezic as an alternate. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist 
for the Sava Pool Public Art Project (Jim Campbell; the Los Angeles-based 
collaborative group, Electroland; Catherine Wagner; and Anna Valentina Murch; 
or the alternate Relja Penezic) $1 ,000 to develop a site-specific proposal for 
the second phase of the selection process. 

3. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve revised designs for "Earth" and "Air" images for 
tapestries by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

4. Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines. 

5. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

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Update on proposed "Sister City" project 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment to Lewis deSoto of $2,000 
to develop a proposal that incorporates recognition of San Francisco's sister 
cities into his artwork "On the Air" at San Francisco International Airport. 

6. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Kristen Zaremba and Jill Manton 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

7. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

8. Hayes Green - David Best Project 

Jill Manton 

9. Report on Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Quatified Artist Pool 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

1 0. Academy of Sciences 
Jill Manton 

1 1 . New Business 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person (s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

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conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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staff Reports for the April 5, 2005 Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Report for Item 3: 
Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

The Commission previously approved an earlier version of the "Earth" image, but felt 
that the "Air" image needed more work. The artists have resubmitted both images. 

Motion to approve revised designs for "Earth" and "Air" images for tapestries by Ann 
Chamberlain and Bemie Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Staff Recommendation: Approval of both images. 

Report for Item 4: 

Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Susan Pontious 

The attached revised guidelines for the Civic Art Collection incorporate all of the 
Commission guidelines relating to the Collection, including the guidelines for the 
operation of the Public Art Program, the gift policy, and policies relating to the de- 
accessioning and modification, alteration or destruction of artwork, and responsibilities 
for the care and maintenance of work. With the exception of Section 6, which is new, the 
other sections are policies that have previously been approved by the Commission. 

hi summary, the attached draft makes the following changes: 

• Reflects current staffing of the Commission (i.e. no Director of the Collections); 
includes a description of the Collections team and their responsibilities. 

• Changed to accurately reflect current requirements of city, state and federal law. 
I've also indicated which policies are required by law, rather than just being 
internal policy. 

• Addition of language restricting how many public art commissions an artist can 
have at one time. Artists who have two contracts, where the contract start dates 
are within three years of one another, are ineligible for additional public art 
commissions while both contracts are active (see section 4.2.3). 

• Under the gift policy, the Commission may now request an administrative fee 
from potential donors for staff time involved in coordinating the logistics of some 
proposed gifts. 

• Addition of Section 6, "Collections Management: Roles and Responsibilities," 

• Inclusion of the additional guidelines for gifts to the Airport (which have been 
adopted by the Commission) as part of the gift policy. 

• Streamlining of process for de-accessioning. For instance, I raised the dollar 
value of the artwork needing independent value appraisal to $10,000, and allowed 
the value of the artwork to be assessed by either a professional art appraiser or 
through recent gallery and auction sales. Previously, two opinions of 



professional appraisers were required. Now that we know that appraisals cost 
about $500 apiece, I thought this requirement needed to be modified. 
• General stylistic and organizational editing. 

Staff Recommendation: Approval of 2005 Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Report for Item 5: 
Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Blake Summers from the Airport developed a preliminary proposal for the placement 
locations and cost estimate for glass panels representing each of the San Francisco's 
sister cities (enclosed). Arts Commission staff have been concerned about how we would 
install the glass panels in a maimer that was both attractive and cost effective. Visual 
Arts Committee concerns regarding the harmonious integration of the designs by 
different artists, and the feasibility of selecting artists from each of the sister city 
locations within our current staffing resources, and concerns about being able to control 
the quality of the various sister city submissions, are extremely valid. 

Another solution may be to utilize the Lewis deSoto "On the Air" artwork which is 
located on the floor of the International Terminal Arrivals Lobby. This artwork 
highlights cities from around the world, and six of the sister cities are already represented 
in the piece. I spoke to the artist about whether or not he would consider expanding his 
artwork to include recognition of the sister cities. He was very enthusiastic and had a 
number of interesting ideas about how to expand the project to highlight the sister cities. 

I would encourage this approach for the following reasons: 

1. It would make the most of something we already have by enhancing and expanding 
the meaning and interactive use of an artwork already in the Airport's collection. 

2. It would be cost-effective. 

3. It could be accomplished within a fairly short time frame. 

4. Since the project would utilize an artwork already in the collection, the "sister city" 
component would fit within the collection focus and the architecture. 

5. Project management is feasible within current staff resources. 

I have shared this idea with Blake Summers, and he has recommended exploring this 
approach with John Martin. At this writing, we are awaiting Mr. Martin's response. 

Staff Recommendation: Approve payment to Lewis deSoto of an honorarium of $2,000 
to develop a proposal that incorporates recognition of San Francisco's sister cities into his 
artwork "On the Air" at San Francisco International Airport. 

Report for Item 6: 

Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Kristen Zaremba 



The Recreation and Parks Department has undertaken the renovation of the Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center, located at 1395 Mendell Street (off Third Street) between Oakdale 
and Newcomb in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. 

The redesign was originally undertaken by Gita Dev, Principal, Dev Architects, and 
presented to the Civic Design Committee in September 2003, but cost estimates came in 
substantially over budget. DPW Bureau of Architecture has developed a design to meet 
the Recreation and Parks Department's reduced budget. The existing facility, built in the 
1940s, will be partially demolished and replaced with a new facility including a glass- 
enclosed lobby, dedicated spaces for latchkey youth and senior programs, two new 
outdoor play areas and open space with increased visibility throughout the property. The 
original gymnasium, an impressive structure with a vaulted ceiling and wood trusses, is 
to be retained and seismically upgraded. The Recreation and Parks Department, DPW 
and Arts Commission staff attended a community meeting to present the redesign and to 
ask for input on the public art program. The new art enrichment budget, excluding 
administration, artist selection fees and contingency, is $67,000. 

Two issues must be considered in developing the public art plan for this project: 

1. Existing artwork: The building exterior is covered with two murals. The more 
significant work is a two-part mural (The Fire Next Time, I & II) created by artist 
Dewey Crumpler between 1977 and 1984. The first component is located on the 
auditorium, which is to be demolished, and the second component is on the 
gymnasium. To date. City staff have not been able to determine whether the 
gymnasium murals can be saved. The facility staff and surrounding community 
members consider Mr. Crumpler' s murals to be significant landmarks for the 
neighborhood. City staff have conferred with Mr. Crumpler. He is disappointed at the 
loss of the auditorium mural, but is not protesting the new project, and recognizes that 
it may be too costly to preserve and/or restore the gymnasium mural. City staff are 
currently researching the feasibility of retaining the gymnasium mural during the 
renovation, and Arts Commission staff have promised to document the murals with 
color reproductions in porcelain enamel, as proposed for the Harvey Milk Recreation 
Center mural. A second mural created by youth, also on the gymnasium at ground 
level, was funded by the Mayor's Office of Community Development (MOCD), and 
will most likely be lost during the seismic upgrading of the building. 

2. New project opportunity: Community and facility staff have asked the City to 
consider ways to preserve portions of the murals to be displayed or somehow 
incorporated into the new facility. They have also expressed an interest in the Arts 
Commission working with youth on the creation of a new public art project. DPW 
staff have suggested an outdoor treatment along the building facade, or in the glass- 
enclosed lobby, which will function as a gathering place. They have also asked Arts 
Commission staff to minimize the architectural integration of any new work, to 
minimize contractor costs. 

Staff Recommendation: Staff will continue to explore the feasibility of preserving the 
gymnasium mural, and recommend convening a selection panel to consider artists with a 



strong aesthetic vision but who are also experienced in working with local communities 
to create a new work, either as an outdoor treatment in the play areas, on the fa9ade at the 
entry, or in the interior of the glass lobby. A selection panel will be convened this 
summer, and staff would like to ask a Commissioner to sit on the panel. 

Report for Item 9: 

Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 

Jill Manton 

As mentioned at past meetings, this is an attempt to be more efficient in our artist 
recruitment process for upcoming art enrichment projects. In the past, competitions were 
held on a project-by-project basis. Artists were required to submit multiple applications 
for projects if they were applying for more than one. Artists complained about the cost 
and duplication of effort. We also recognized that we could conserve labor, printing and 
postage costs by consolidating our call. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) states a 
number of projects that are on the books and indicates that there will be other, as of yet 
unidentified projects. We also indicate the budget range of projects to be from as low as 
$20,000 up to approximately $1 million. Based upon the City Attorney's response to the 
Visual Arts Committee motion increasing the Pulgas art budget to an amount greater than 
that reflected in the RFQ published for that project, we issued a revised 2005 Pre- 
Qualified Artists Pool RFQ. It extends the deadline for submissions to allow for more 
targeted recruiting in the neighborhoods where the projects will occur and indicates the 
minimum and maximum range of budgets available. As this is the first time we have done 
an annual call, we are mapping out the logistics of this process as we move forward. We 
will combine these applicants with the Central Subway applicants to have a very large, 
diverse group of candidates for projects. Applications will be classified by media and 
geographic locations. 



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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items vy^iU be taken before or during 
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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve an increase in the contract amount with Suzanne 
Biaggi for fabrication, transportation and installation of a sculpture at 
Laguna Honda Hospital, from $55,000 to $64,300, to allow for three 
additional basalt "marker" columns and insurance against loss for four 
years. 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the artist team of Jeff Northam and Rufus Butler Seder for final 
design, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the 
new Glen Park Branch Library in an amount not to exceed $36,000. 

3. Motion to accept artist Vicki SauUs's public artworks "Nuotatori" and 
"Locus" into the Civic Art Collection. 

4. Motion to approve the return and loan for five years of the Bufano 
sculptures to the Valencia Gardens housing development contingent 
upon a MOD outlining the terms of the loan agreed to by all the parties. 

2. Discussion of Gallery Director Search 

Richard Newirth 

3. Sava Pool Project — Artist Finalists Approval 

Nina Dunbar 

Update on phase one of the artist selection process for the Sava Pool Public Art 

Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists for the Sava Pool 
Public Art Project: the Los Angeles-based collaborative group, Electroland; 
Catherine Wagner; and Relja Penezic; and to approve Seyed Alavi as an 
alternate. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist 
for the Sava Pool Public Art Project (the Los Angeles-based collaborative group, 
Electroland; Catherine Wagner; and Relja Penezic; or the alternate Seyed 
Alavi) $1 ,000 to develop a site-specific proposal for the second phase of the 
selection process. 

4. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center - Artist Approval 

Nina Dunbar 

Update on the second selection panel meeting to choose an artist for the 

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Motion: Motion to approve the artist team of Susan Schwartzenberg (San 
Francisco) and Michael Davis (San Pedro, CA) for the Harvey Milk Recreational 
Arts Center Public Art Project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Susan Schwartzenberg and Michael Davis for an amount not to 
exceed $82,000 to develop final designs, fabricate and install a work of art for 
the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve revised designs for "Earth" and "Air" images for 
tapestries by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

6. Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines. 

7. Collections Report 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission staff to negotiate the private 
sale of "Masquerade in Black" by Jay DeFeo to a Bay Area arts institution. 

8. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 
Update on proposed "Sister City" project. 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment to Lewis deSoto of $2,000 
to develop a proposal that incorporates recognition of San Francisco's sister 
cities into his artwork "On the Air" at San Francisco International Airport. 

9. Coffman Pool 
Kristen Zaremba 

Staff presentation of project and proposed image selection for the Coffman 
Pool. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed imagery and layout, incorporating Arts 
Commission-recommended modifications, for the two window designs for the 
Coffman Pool Public Art Project. 

10. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final inspection and completion of the Diller + 
Scofidio project at Moscone West. 

1 1 . Hayes Green - David Best Project 

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Motion: Motion to approve the design proposal submitted by David Best for the 
Hayes Green project and to approve the temporary installation of the sculpture 
from May 25 to September 30, 2005. 

12. Report on Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 

JHl Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

13. Academy of Sciences Update 

Jill Manton 

14. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Kristen Zaremba and Jill Manton 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

15. Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program 
Judy Moran 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Update on status of "The Endangered Seed Project. " 

16. New Business 

17. Old Business 

18. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

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public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
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244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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Maya Draisin, Jeannene Przyblyski, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 

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Staff Present 

Richard Nev^irth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Nancy Gonchar, Rupert 
Jenkins, Jennifer Lovvorn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, 
Sharon Page Ritchie, Kristen Zaremba 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1. Consent 

1 . Motion to approve an increase in the contract amount with Suzanne 
Biaggi for fabrication, transportation and installation of a sculpture at 
Laguna Honda Hospital, from $55,000 to $64,300, to allow for three 
additional basalt "marker" columns and insurance against loss for four 
years. 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with the artist team of Jeff Northam and Rufus Butler Seder for final 
design, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the 
new Glen Park Branch Library in an amount not to exceed $36,000. 

3. Motion to accept artist Vicki Saulls's public artworks "Nuotatori" and 
"Locus" into the Civic Art Collection. 

4. Motion to approve the return and loan for five years of the Bufano 
sculptures to the Valencia Gardens housing development contingent 
upon a MOU outlining the terms of the loan agreed to by all the parties. 

Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar reported on item 4 of the Consent 
Calendar, the return and loan of the Bufano sculptures to Valencia 
Gardens, explaining the reasons for the staff recommendation in favor of 
this motion. Commissioner Przyblyski concurred, having recently visited 
the site. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
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2. Discussion of Gallery Director Search 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that the Gallery would hold its annual 
retreat on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and invited all of the 
Commissioners. Subjects for discussion include a review of the year, evaluation 
of progress toward goals previously set, programming, marketing and 
development. 

Mr. Jenkins announced the opening on Friday, May 13, of "Tauba Auerbach: All 
Time, All the Time" at View 155. He urged the Commissioners to see "In 
Passing: A Show about Death" at 401 Van Ness, even though it is somber. He is 
very pleased with this first Curator's Award show. 

Amanda Hughen, host of the Gallery retreat, offered to report on the retreat 
for Commissioners unable to attend. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth opened the discussion by explaining 
that he was seeking the Commissioners' thoughts on background, experience 
and other qualities they would like to see in the new Gallery Director. He has 
assembled a screening and interview panel consisting of Ms. Gonchar, Susan 
Pontious of the Public Art Program and Collections, Rommel Taylor of Civic 
Design and Collections, Ms. Hughen, and Kevin Chen of Intersection for the 
Arts. 

Commissioner Draisin began by saying that it will be tough to fill Mr. Jenkins's 
shoes, and all agreed. Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon said that the new 
director shouldn't make art boring; that it needn't be easier to go to a movie 
than a gallery. Commissioner Przyblyski said that excellent public relations 
skills would be important; the candidate will need to be a convenor, so that 
the Gallery is not a mausoleum for art but a place for the community to 
interact with art, and a destination. He or she should be a multitasker, with a 
broad range of interests in art and the willingness to embrace a wide variety of 
styles, media and communities as the director of a municipal art gallery. 
Commissioners said that the new director should like fundraising and be good 
at it. It was pointed out that although public service is not a road to wealth, 
this position offers enough in salary, benefits and stability to attract good 
people. Its intangible rewards include a platform and the opportunity to 
advance the city's discussion of art. The position requires a good deal of 
curatorial experience and a strong curatorial vision, as the Gallery Director will 
either be curating the shows or hiring guest curators to do so. 

3. Sava Pool Project — Artist Finalists Approval 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported on phase one of the artist selection 
process for the Sava Pool Public Art Project. She presented slides of past work 
by the three finalists: the Los Angeles-based collaborative group, Electroland; 
Catherine Wagner; and Relja Penezic; and the alternate Seyed Alavi. Ms. 
Dunbar stated that because the design of the building is nearly complete and 
the art opportunities are very specific, the final selection will be based on 
proposals. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists as finalists for the Sava Pool 

Public Art Project: the Los Angeles-based collaborative group, Electroland; 

Catherine Wagner; and Relja Penezic; and to approve Seyed Alavi as an 

alternate. 

Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist 
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Electroland; Catherine Wagner; and Relja Penezic; or the alternate Seyed 
Alavi) $1 ,000 to develop a site-specific proposal for the second phase of the 
selection process. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

4. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center — Artist Approval 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported on the final selection panel meeting to 
choose an artist for the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center Public Art 
Project. She stated that the selection was based on interviews and that 
Commissioner Przyblyski was on the panel. Because there is some uncertainty 
as to whether the theater will be included in the final renovation plans, Ms. 
Dunbar stated that it would have been difficult to request specific proposals 
from the finalists. She reported that the panel recommended Susan 
Schwartzenberg (San Francisco) and Michael Davis (San Pedro, CA) as the artist 
team for this project. Ms. Dunbar added that once approved, the artists will 
be put under contract for design development. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the artists' responses to the interview 
format varied greatly. Some artists presented specific ideas for projects 
related to the site while others only presented past work. She added that the 
selection process worked out well in the end. She stated that the community 
was very involved and was happy with the choice. 

Ms. Dunbar concluded her report by stating that she would bring the 
preliminary designs back to the Visual Arts Committee for approval. 

Motion: Motion to approve the artist team of Susan Schwartzenberg (San 
Francisco) and Michael Davis (San Pedro, CA) for the Harvey Milk Recreational 
Arts Center Public Art Project. 
Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Susan Schwartzenberg and Michael Davis for an amount not to 
exceed $82,000 to develop final designs, fabricate and install a work of art for 
the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Public Art Deputy Program Director Susan Pontious reported on the tapestry 
designs by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell for the Laguna Honda Hospital 
Art Enrichment Project. She stated that the Commission had previously 
approved an earlier version of the "Earth" image, but felt that the "Air" image 
needed more work. She stated that the artists revised both images and she 
presented these designs to the Commissioners for approval. 

Motion: Motion to approve revised designs for "Earth" and "Air" images for 
tapestries by Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

6. Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

This item was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines. 

7. Collections Report 

Public Art Deputy Program Director Susan Pontious reported that at their 
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"Masquerade in Black" by Jay DeFeo to a Bay Area arts institution, such as a 
museum. Since then, the Arts Commission staff has been working with the 
DeFeo estate to identify a potential buyer and has had encouraging results. She 
stated that it is the staff's recommendation that the Commission further 
approve the private sale of "Masquerade in Black" to a Bay Area arts 
institution. In accordance with the City's Administrative Code, a private sale 
must be approved by a 2/3 vote of the Commission. The staff recommends a 
private sale for the following reasons: 1 . The Commission cannot control who 
buys the painting at a public auction, and therefore could not be assured of 
achieving its intent of selling the painting to a Bay Area arts institution; and 
2. Because artworks by Jay DeFeo have not previously been offered at public 
auction, there is no auction record for her work and therefore the Commission 
could not be assured of getting the appraised value of the work at public 
auction. Program Director Jill Manton commented that if after six months we 
were not able to place the artwork at a Bay Area arts institution, staff would 
return to the Commission to discuss and reconsider the conditions of the sale. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission staff to negotiate the private 
sale of "Masquerade in Black" by Jay DeFeo to a Bay Area arts institution. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

8. Airport 

Public Art Deputy Program Director Susan Pontious gave an update on the 
proposed "Sister City" Project for the San Francisco Airport. She reported that 
Blake Summers from the Airport had developed a preliminary proposal for 
placement locations and cost estimates for glass panels representing each of 
San Francisco's sister cities. However, Arts Commission staff were concerned 
about how the glass panels would be installed in a manner that was both 
attractive and cost-effective. Ms. Pontious added that the Visual Arts 
Committee had expressed concerns at the last meeting regarding the 
harmonious integration of the designs by different artists. There was also 
concern about the feasibility, with our current staffing resources, of selecting 
artists from each of the sister city locations, and our ability to control the 
quality of the various sister city submissions. 

Ms. Pontious stated that another solution might be to utilize the Lewis deSoto 
"On the Air" artwork which is located on the floor of the International Terminal 
Arrivals Lobby. This artwork highlights cities from around the world, and six of 
the sister cities are already represented in the piece. Ms. Pontious spoke to the 
artist about whether he would consider expanding his artwork to include 
recognition of the sister cities. He was very enthusiastic and had a number of 
interesting ideas about how to expand the project to highlight the sister cities, 
including possibly extending the project upstairs. 

Ms. Pontious reported that she would encourage this approach for the following 
reasons: 1 . It would make the most of something we already have by enhancing 
and expanding the meaning and interactive use of an artwork already in the 
Airport's collection; 2. It would be cost-effective; 3. It could be accomplished 
within a fairly short time frame; 4. Since the project would utilize an artwork 
already in the collection, the "sister city" component would fit within the 
collection focus and the architecture; and 5. Project management is feasible 
within current staff resources. 

Ms. Pontious stated that she shared this idea with Blake Summers and John 
Martin from the Airport who have both approved this direction. Ms. Pontious 
stated that she is seeking approval of an honorarium payment to Lewis deSoto 
for $2,000 to develop a proposal that incorporates recognition of San 
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International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment to Lewis deSoto of $2,000 
to develop a proposal that incorporates recognition of San Francisco's sister 
cities into his artwork "On the Air" at San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Draisin/Solomon 

Coffman Pool 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba gave an update on the proposed image 
selection for the Coffman Pool Art Enrichment Project. She stated that in May 
2003 the artist team of Gillman/Keefer was selected for this project. She 
presented their preliminary design proposal, which was approved by the 
Commission in June 2003. Ms. Zaremba explained that the artists had originally 
proposed taking underwater photographs of lone swimmers to be blown up and 
used on the two large (12' high by 16' wide) natatorium windows. However, 
due to the high cost of underwater photography equipment rental, and 
community concern regarding inclusion of more community representations in 
the imagery, the artists have developed two new design proposals that are 
composite images of various swimmers as photographed from the poolside. Ms. 
Zaremba requested feedback from the Commissioners regarding the revised 
design compositions and the choice of black versus color for the ceramic frit 
transfer of the images to clear glass. She stated that once the Commission 
approves one of the revised design proposals, it will then be presented to the 
community for their approval. 

Commissioner Solomon stated that the revised design proposal is not as 
imaginative as the original. She added that the imagery may clash with the 
view of the trees through the windows and she recommends a simpler design. 
She stated that the artists should submit their design proposal in color so that 
the artwork can be considered in context. 

Commissioner Draisin stated that the proposal is reminiscent of a pair of 
billboards. 

Commissioners Solomon and Draisin stated their preference for featuring one 
visually strong figure to simplify the designs and increase their visual impact, 
rather than using the composite imagery. 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that not all the images are 
consistent in terms of their visual quality. She also asked whether the artists 
intend to even out the tonal values of the photographs in the composite 
images. Ms. Zaremba stated that the artists intend to create a comprehensive 
composition using Photoshop and will have the opportunity to alter the values. 

Commissioner Przyblyski expressed concern that the ceramic frit treatment 
makes the imagery look heavy. She recommended that the artists use 
Photoshop to alter the image to achieve a more watery effect. She was also 
concerned that the community's desire to have their photographs included will 
preclude the opportunity for the artists to use a more graphical treatment. 

Ms. Zaremba stated that she would relay the Commissioners' concerns and 
feedback to the artists and present revised designs at an upcoming Visual Arts 
Committee meeting for Commission approval. 

The following motion was continued. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed imagery and layout, incorporating Arts 
Commission-recommended modifications, for the two window designs for the 
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10. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the final inspection for 
the Diller + Scofidio project went well and was attended by many of the people 
involved in the production of the piece, including Commissioners, City staff, 
and project consultants and contractors. She stated that the logistics of the 
inspection reflected the complexity of the project. The inspection began with 
viewing the screen from across the street, then went to the AV room where the 
control system is located, and finally ended up on top the building to see the 
motion system, motor, undulating roof track and festooning arm. 

Ms. Manton stated that the terms of our agreement with the Moscone 
Convention Center require that the Arts Commission give 30 days notice after 
the final inspection before the project launches. However, due to Moscone's 
convention schedule, it is infeasible to launch the project prior to mid-June. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Commissioners are very excited about 
the project's successful completion. She added that she would like to work to 
have a reception for the project in mid-to-late June. 

Motion: Motion to approve the final inspection and completion of the Diller + 
Scofidio project at Moscone West. 
Moved: Draisin /Solomon 

1 1 . Hayes Green — David Best Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the proposed temporary 
sculpture installation by David Best for the new Hayes Green. She presented 
the proposed sketch of the temple-like sculpture and explained that the 
project is on a fast track so that its installation will coincide with World 
Environment Day. Ms. Manton thanked Commissioner Draisin for helping with 
the fundraising efforts and noted that almost half of the necessary funds have 
already been raised. She stated that the project faces the challenge of 
coordinating with the completion of the Hayes Green, which was delayed due 
to rain. Ms. Manton stated that the City Attorney has decided that the artist 
would only need to obtain a permit with special conditions from the 
Department of Real Estate, rather than entering into a contract with the City. 

Ms. Manton stated that Black Rock has been a great partner on this project. 
She added that on May 24, Black Rock will host a fundraising event to help 
support the project. She suggested that there should also be an event at Hayes 
Green while the sculpture is installed. Commissioner Draisin suggested that 
the Hayes Valley Merchants could support such an event. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design proposal submitted by David Best for the 
Hayes Green project and to approve the temporary installation of the sculpture 
from May 25 to September 30, 2005. 
Moved: Solomon/Draisin 

12. Report on Request for Qualifications for 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the Request for 
Qualifications for the 2005 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. As stated in her staff 
report, this is an attempt to be more efficient in our artist recruitment process 
for upcoming art enrichment projects. In the past, competitions were held on a 
project-by-project basis. Artists were required to submit multiple applications 
for projects if they were applying for more than one. Artists complained about 
the cost and duplication of effort. We also recognized that we could conserve 
labor, printing and postage costs by consolidating our call. The Request for 
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indicates that there will be other, as yet unidentified projects. We also 
indicate the budget range of projects to be from as low as $20,000 up to 
approximately $1 million. Ms. Manton reported that a revised 2005 Pre- 
Qualified Artists Pool RFQwas issued, which extended the deadline so that 
staff could do additional outreach to the neighborhoods where the projects 
would occur. Ms. Manton noted that this is the first time the Public Art Program 
has done an annual call, and therefore staff is mapping out the logistics of this 
process as we move forward. She stated that these applicants will be 
combined with the Central Subway applicants to have a very large, diverse 
group of candidates for projects. The applications will be classified by media 
and geographic locations. Combined with the Central Subway applications, the 
Public Art Program has received approximately 1 ,000 submissions. Ms. Manton 
added that soon we'll be making a transition to allow for submission of digital 
imagery. She stated that we may consider doing pools for categories of 
projects, such as libraries or parks. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Public Art Program may be able to use 
the new Qualified Artist Pool as a commodity. Ms. Manton agreed and stated 
that the Pool may be useful with regard our argument to consolidate the City's 
curatorial oversight of all public art projects to the Arts Commission. 

13. Academy of Sciences Update 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Academy of Sciences 
Art Steering Committee had their third meeting. She felt that the meeting was 
productive and that there is a synergy developing among the committee 
members. She stated that the committee identified a menu of sites and 
discussed their desire to commission a major piece. Ms. Manton noted that the 
architect has very specific ideas about what art he wants and is not familiar 
with the Public Art Program's process. The committee members submitted 
recommendations to Ms. Manton and she will now begin recruiting. 

14. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Project Manager Kristen Zaremba introduced the new art enrichment project at 
Joseph Lee Recreation Center. She reported that the Recreation and Parks 
Department has undertaken the renovation of this recreation center, which is 
located at 1395 Mendell Street (off Third Street) between Oakdale and 
Newcomb in the Bayview Hunter's Point neighborhood. The existing facility, 
built in the 1940s, will be partially demolished and replaced with a new facility 
including a large lobby and reception area, dedicated spaces for latchkey youth 
and senior programs, two new outdoor play areas and open space with 
increased visibility throughout the property. The original gymnasium, an 
impressive structure with a vaulted ceiling and wood trusses, is to be retained 
and seismically upgraded. The Recreation and Parks Department, Department 
of Public Works (DPW) and Arts Commission staff attended a community 
meeting to present the redesign and to ask for input on the public art program. 
The new art enrichment budget, excluding administration, artist selection fees 
and contingency, is $67,000. 

Ms. Zaremba reported that two issues must be considered in developing the 
public art plan for this project: 

1. Existing artwork: The building exterior is covered with two 
different mural projects. The more significant work is a two-part mural 
(The Fire Next Time, I 6t II) created by artist Dewey Crumpler between 
1977 and 1984. The first component is located on the auditorium, which 
is to be demolished, and the second component is on the gymnasium. To 
date, City staff have not been able to determine whether the gymnasium 
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members consider Mr. Crumpler's murals to be sigm'ficant landmarks for 
the neighborhood. City staff have conferred with Mr. Grumpier. He is 
disappointed at the loss of the auditorium mural, but is not protesting 
the new project, and recognizes that it may be too costly to preserve 
and/or restore the gymnasium mural. City staff are currently researching 
the feasibility of retaining some portion of the gymnasium mural during 
the renovation, and Arts Commission staff have promised to honor and 
document the murals by organizing an event for the artist and the 
community. The work will be documented with color reproductions in 
porcelain enamel and installed in the building interior as proposed for 
the Harvey Milk Recreation Center mural. A second mural created by 
youth, also on the gymnasium at ground level, was funded by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development (MOCD), and will most likely 
be lost during the seismic upgrading of the building. Ms. Zaremba stated 
that staff will continue to explore the feasibility of preserving the 
gymnasium mural and will report back to the Commission. 

2. Regarding the new project opportunity, Ms. Zaremba stated that 
as the issues pertaining to the murals have not been resolved, and design 
development for the building is progressing, staff recommend convening 
a selection panel to consider artists with a strong aesthetic vision who 
are also experienced working with local communities to create a new 
work, either an outdoor treatment on the entry facade or a work for the 
building interior. The community has also expressed an interest in the 
Arts Commission working with youth on the creation of a new public art 
project. DPW staff suggest an outdoor treatment along the building 
fagade. They have also asked Arts Commission staff to minimize the 
architectural integration of any new work, to minimize contractor costs. 

Ms. Zaremba requested that a Commissioner sit on the panel, which will have 
its first meeting in the summer and will select artists from the 2005 Qualified 
Artist Pool. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that while she does not have any specific 
suggestions related to the Crumpler murals, she would like the Arts Commission 
to develop a more comprehensive mural policy. She recommended that 
Commissioner Draisin serve on the panel and agreed that the Commission 
should explore a policy for the City's existing murals. 

Project Manager Carol Marie Daniels recommended that an artist produce an 
oral history of the Crumpler murals as a CD-ROM. 

15. Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran gave an update on the status of "The Endangered 
Seed Project" by the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlton. Ms. 
Moran reported that, after the Arts Commission staff was informed that 
installing "The Endangered Seed Project" on the right rear facade of the Bill 
Graham Civic Auditorium would not be feasible, a decision was made to not 
move forward with the project. 

Ms. Moran reported that the decision was based on these factors: 1 . The 
Mechanical Engineer hired by the Arts Commission recommended that mesh 
banners not be placed over the air vents on the rear facade of the Civic 
Center; 2. There was also concern expressed about the proposed method of 
installation, which would have been to cable the banners at many points 
around sections of the concrete lattice structure of the air vent panels; 3. Due 
to project revisions required for the Auditorium site, the budget more than 
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Commission staff and the artists devoted considerable time over a one-year 
period to site this project, at both the Ferry Building and the Civic Center, 
both parties had previously agreed that if the Civic Center fa(;ade was 
determined not to be feasible, the project would not proceed. 

Ms. Moran stated that the Arts Commission, by Resolution 0503-04-114, had 
provided that if one of the two approved Art on Market Street Temporary 
Program projects for the 2004-05 season could not move forward, the 
alternative, Epiphany Productions' performance, Lotta's Opera, would be 
scheduled instead. Therefore, staff notified Epiphany Productions that their 
project would be implemented. It will probably be performed in conjunction 
with the Earthquake Centennial in April 2006. 

In lieu of the banner project, staff has offered the artists for "The Endangered 
Seed Project" one of the four Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series 
exhibition slots for which they could adapt the seed images and text. Staff 
anticipates that this exhibition would be slated to coincide with World 
Environment Day in 2006. The artists will also be offered some funds, in 
addition to the $500 already advanced to them, for their efforts to date on the 
banner project. 

Ms. Moran stated that although staff deeply regrets that this project will not be 
moving forward as planned, she believes that after such an extended effort on 
the part of both staff and artists, it was time to move forward with an 
alternate format. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Commissioners are also very sorry that 
the project will not be moving forward as planned. Commissioner Solomon 
stated that the Ferry Building had always been a more appropriate site for the 
project. 

16. New Business 

17. Old Business 

18. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Lovvorn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

5/31/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco. CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
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regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

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1. *Motion to approve the six final designs, titled "Nov^ Playing" by artist 
Kamau Patton, for reproduction into four sets of posters to be installed 
in 24 kiosks on Market Street from August 12 to November 1 1 , 2005 for 
the Art on Market 2005 Kiosk Poster Series. 

2. Motion to approve an Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series artist 
selection panel pool, from which three panelists v/ill be asked to 
participate, to include Julio Morales, artist; Berin Golonu, Verba Buena 
Center for the Arts Assistant Visual Arts Curator; Maria Forde, artist; 
Mark Johnson, Director of the Gallery at San Francisco State University; 
Courtney Fink, Executive Director of Southern Exposure; and John 
Bangston, artist, 

3. Motion to approve the follov^ing individuals as potential panelists for 
Public Art Selection Panels in 2005 and 2006: Constance Lewallen, Chief 
Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum; Madeleine Grynstein, Chief Curator 
at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Susan Gray, Public Art 
Project Manager at Los Angeles Metro Arts; Kendall Henry, Project 
Manager, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Eloise 
Damrosch, Director, Portland Regional Arts and Culture Council; Sandra 
Percival, Director of New Langton Arts; Su-Chen Hung, artist; Mabel 
Wilson, artist and architect; Rachel Osajima, Director, Alameda Arts 
Commission; Darryl Smith, Director, Luggage Store; Al Wong, artist; 
Rebecca Solnit, writer; Leah Levy, independent curator; Carrie Lederer, 
Director, Bedford Gallery; Kathryn Reasoner, Executive Director, di Rosa 
Preserve. 

4. *Motion to approve the transfer of ownership of "Grapevine," by Zhu 
Qizhan, to the Asian Art Museum. 

5. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection "Words Fly Away," by John Wehrle, as installed at the Ocean 
View Branch Library. 

6. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection the untitled artwork by Amy Blackstone for Hoff Street 
Playground. 

7. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," by Amy Blackstone, installed at 
Helen Wills Playground. 

8. *Motion to approve the relocation within the San Francisco Airport of 
"Flight Patterns," by Larry Kirkland, from the skylight at the entrance of 
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construction of a mezzanine to accommodate a pedestrian bridge from 
the Airport shuttle train to the terminal. 
9. Motion to approve $100 artist honoraria and exhibition expenses of up to 
$100 each to Nigel Poor, Lee Walton, Christina Ray, Brad Brown, and 
David Breskin for the "Marking Time Mapping Thought" exhibition at 401 
Van Ness Gallery, June 22-August 13, 2005, 

10. Motion to approve an exhibition at 1 55 Grove Street by Misako Inaoka for 
June through August 2005. 

1 1 . Motion to approve a $300 honorarium payment to Misako Inaoka for an 
exhibition at 155 Grove Street. 

*Please see attached Staff Reports. 

2. Public Art Program Orientation — Phase I 

Jill Manton 

Reviev/ of Art Enrichment Ordinance and brief overview/ of projects. 

3. San Francisco State University Gallery Temporary Public Art Installation 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve "ECO," a collaborative artist project with San 
Francisco State University Gallery at 155 and 165 Grove Street and the Civic 
Center Plaza (Mark Johnson, project curator). Artists to be named later. 
Approximate dates: October through mid- November, 2005. 

4. Sava Pool Project 

Judy Moran 

Staff report on the selection panel's recommendation for a proposal for public 

art at Sava Pool. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal by finalist Catherine Wagner for the 
Sava Pool Public Art Project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Catherine Wagner for an amount not to exceed $71 ,000 to 
develop final designs, fabricate and install a work of art for the Sava Pool 
Public Art Project based on the approved proposal. 

5. Art on Market Street Program 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of Maria Forde's Art on Market Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series 

original paintings to be considered for purchase. 

Motion: Motion to approve the purchase for an amount not to exceed $5,000 
and acceptance into the Civic Art Collection of six original acrylic paintings on 
paper titled "The Pick Pocketers," which were created for the Art on Market 
Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series by Maria Forde. 

Discussion of collaboration with The Exploratorium for "A Trip Down Market 

Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," as part of the Art on Market Street 

Temporary Project Program. 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report ; 

Motion: Motion to approve the collaboration of the Arts Commission with The ■ 

Exploratorium for "A Trip Down Market Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," 

as part of the Art on Market Street 2005-06 Temporary Projects Program, 

including the funding in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the / 

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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
Grant Agreement with The Exploratorium in an amount not to exceed $10,000 
to fund the commissioning of five new films as part of "A Trip Down Market 
Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," for inclusion in a film screening 
scheduled at Justin Herman Plaza on September 24, 2005. 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of the Upper Noe art selection panel's recommendation of the 

artist to create artwork for Upper Noe Recreation Center. 

Motion: Motion to accept the recommendation of the Upper Noe selection 
panel of Troy Corliss. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Troy Corliss for an amount not to exceed $85,000 to design, 
fabricate, transport and install artwork for the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 

7. Broadway Streetscape 

Tonia Macneil 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the art enrichment plan for Broadway Streetscape. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the Broadway 
Streetscape public art project: Helen Kwan, Vicki Saulls, Donna Schumacher, 
Lynn Baer, Richard Berger, Matt Heckert, and an Arts Commissioner (to be 
decided at meeting). 

8. Academy of Sciences 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the following finalists for the Academy of Sciences 
Public Art Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each 
an honorarium of $3,000 plus reimbursement for travel expenses to attend both 
a project orientation and a subsequent interview in San Francisco: Janet 
Echelman, Ned Kahn, Maya Lin, Olafur Eliasson, and Susumu Shingu. 

9. Stern Grove 

Jill Manton 

Review of Gerald Heffernon's design proposal. 

Motion: Motion to approve sculpture design submitted by Gerald Heffernon for 
the Stern Grove Public Art Project. 

10. Report on the Civic Art Collection 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of Bufano sculpture issue and Civic Art Collection website. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Triadigm Technology to finalize the development of the Civic Art 
Collection website in an amount not to exceed $8,900. 

1 1 . Distribution of Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 



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12. VAC Schedule 
Jill Manton 

13. New Business 

14. Old Business 

15. Adjournment 

6/28/2005 



Notices 

"Explanatory documents are available for public Inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 

cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that Influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov,org. 

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Jennifer Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen 
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Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

70. 'J5' The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

'^ /*^ 1. Motion to approve the six final designs, titled "Now Playing" by artist 

Kamau Patton, for reproduction into four sets of posters to be installed 
in 24 kiosks on Market Street from August 12 to November 11, 2005 for 
the Art on Market 2005 Kiosk Poster Series. 

2. Motion to approve an Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series artist 
selection panel pool, from which three panelists will be asked to 
participate, to include Julio Morales, artist; Berin Golonu, Verba Buena 
Center for the Arts Assistant Visual Arts Curator; Maria Forde, artist; 
Mark Johnson, Director of the Gallery at San Francisco State University; 
Courtney Fink, Executive Director of Southern Exposure; and John 
Bankston, artist. 

3. Motion to approve the following individuals as potential panelists for 
Public Art Selection Panels in 2005 and 2006: Constance Lewallen, Chief 
Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum; Madeleine Grynstein, Chief Curator 
at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Susan Gray, Public Art 
Project Manager at Los Angeles Metro Arts; Kendall Henry, Project 
Manager, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Eloise 
Damrosch, Director, Portland Regional Arts and Culture Council; Sandra 
Percival, Director of New Langton Arts; Su-Chen Hung, artist; Mabel 
Wilson, artist and architect; Rachel Osajima, Director, Alameda County 
Art Commission; Darryl Smith, Director, Luggage Store; Al Wong, artist; 
Rebecca Solnit, writer; Leah Levy, independent curator; Carrie Lederer, 
Director, Bedford Gallery; Kathryn Reasoner, Executive Director, di Rosa 
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Qizhan, to the Asian Art Museum. 

5. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection "Words Fly Away," by John Wehrle, as installed at the Ocean 
View Branch Library. 

6. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection the untitled artwork by Amy Blackstone for Hoff Street 
Playground. 

7. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," by Amy Blackstone, installed at 
Helen Wills Playground. 

8. Motion to approve the relocation within the San Francisco Airport of 
"Flight Patterns," by Larry Kirkland, from the skylight at the entrance of 
Boarding Area B, to the skylight of Boarding Area C, due to Airport 
construction of a mezzanine to accommodate a pedestrian bridge from 
the Airport shuttle train to the terminal. 

9. Motion to approve $100 artist honoraria and exhibition expenses of up to 
$100 each to Nigel Poor, Lee Walton, Christina Ray, Brad Brown, and 
David Breskin for the "Marking Time Mapping Thought" exhibition at 401 
Van Ness Gallery, June 22-August 13, 2005. 

10. Motion to approve an exhibition at 1 55 Grove Street by Misako Inaoka for 
June through August 2005. 

1 1 . Motion to approve a $300 honorarium payment to Misako Inaoka for an 
exhibition at 155 Grove Street. 

Regarding Consent Calendar Item 3, Commissioner Przyblyski stated that 
in addition to this list of potential jurors, she would like Commissioners 
to sit on the panels to ensure the quality of the Collection. She also 
stated that it is important for the panels to be collegial and consensus- 
oriented. Commissioner Hunter recommended that the list of panelists 
include more artists. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that any panelist 
recommendations should be sent to PutDlic Art Program Director Jill 
Manton. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Public Art Program Orientation — Phase I 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton began her orientation to the Public Art 
Program by introducing the program staff. She announced that due to recent 
budget cuts, the program is losing two staff members. 

Ms. Manton distributed copies of the Art Enrichment Ordinance. Established by 
this ordinance in 1969, the San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program 
was one of the first Percent-for-Art programs in the country. Since then, there 
have been many programs established throughout the country. Ms. Manton 
stated that the field is maturing and now has a national organization (Public 
Art Network). She currently serves as an elected member of the Public Art 
Network Council. 

Ms. Manton underscored that the Public Art Program receives its funding from 
two percent of the construction costs of municipally-funded projects. Any City 
department that undertakes a new construction project or certain types of 
renovations is required to set aside two percent of the construction budget for 
the commissioning of public art. Certain City departments and types of 
development are exempt from the Art Enrichment Ordinance, including: the 
Port, the Fine Arts Museums, Housing, and Redevelopment. Developments or 
construction on private property are also exempt. She stated that there are 
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salaries are funded by a fixed 20% of the public art project funds (20% of the 
2%), and not by the General Fund. She cited a survey conducted by Americans 
for the Arts and the Public Art Network which found that only 19% of public art 
programs nationwide have funding structures like ours. Most others have 
positions that are funded by the general fund. 

Commissioner Rinder suggested that since construction schedules can vary, our 
administrative fee structure must lead to uneven levels of staffing. Ms. Manton 
agreed, explaining that often our administrative fees are exhausted long before 
a project is completed. She added that, at a future meeting, she would like to 
discuss possible remedies to this situation, which would require changes to the 
ordinance. She added that there are other proposed changes to the ordinance, 
such as the pooling of funds, which she would like to discuss as well. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Mayor supports revising the ordinance. 
She added that she is interested in the Arts Commission having curatorial 
oversight for all City-mandated public art. Currently, projects are managed by 
three different departments, depending upon the jurisdiction: the Arts 
Commission, the Planning Department, or the Redevelopment Agency. 

Ms. Manton stated that the two percent of construction funds is the sole source 
of funding for staff and projects. With the exception of the Art on Market 
Program, for most temporary projects such as the David Best "Temple" on 
Hayes Green, the Arts Commission has to raise the funds. Additionally, in the 
past the Arts Commission has had difficulty enforcing other departments' 
compliance with the Art Enrichment Ordinance. While the Civic Design Review 
has recently helped us enforce compliance with the ordinance, there are still 
some park projects that slip through the cracks. 

Ms. Manton stated that the Public Art Program has guidelines that have been 
worked on through the years. She explained that the guidelines are an internal 
document that can be reviewed and updated by the Commissioners as 
appropriate. 

Ms. Manton stated that the program currently faces a number of challenges. 
She explained that while the program is losing staff, the workload will not be 
reduced, and that the ongoing care of the collection is also a concern. Although 
the ordinance does allow for five percent of the public art project budget to be 
set aside for maintenance, most fund sources are restricted and will not allow 
for such uses. In the future, the Arts Commission will need to be more 
aggressive about raising funds for the care of the collection. 

Ms. Manton presented slides of select Arts Commission projects including work 
by Robert Arneson, Martha Heavenston, Ned Kahn, Seyed Alavi, Leonard 
Hunter/Sheila Ghidini, Nayland Blake, Ann Chamberlain/Ann Hamilton, Lewis 
deSoto, Albert Paley, Michael Manwaring, James Carpenter, Ik-Joong Kang, 
Mildred Howard, Rigo, Ann Preston, R. M. Fischer, Vito Acconci, and Diller + 
Scofidio. She explained that the commissions range in budget from $10,000 to 
$2 million and are located in neighborhoods as well as downtown. Civic Center, 
along the Embarcadero and at the airport. She explained that while most of the 
projects are successful and are well received, there have been some proposals 
that faced such serious controversy that they were unable to move forward. 

3. San Francisco State University Gallery Temporary Public Art Installation 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced Mark Johnson, Director of 
the San Francisco State University (SFSU) Gallery, who is requesting approval 
from the Arts Commission for a temporary public art installation at the Civic 
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Mr. Johnson stated that a SFSU alumnus recently gave the university $3 million, 
with the request that some of the funds be used to support art. Mr. Johnson 
stated that those funds have been earmarked to support a few temporary 
public art installations. He added that he would like to have these projects 
move forward before the opening of the new de Young Museum in October. Mr. 
Johnson presented the work of one of the artists to be commissioned, John 
Roloff. 

Commissioner Przyblyski clarified that the item on the agenda is a request for 
approval to locate these temporary installations at 155 and 165 Grove Street. 
She stated that Mr. Johnson would later return to the Commissioners to present 
the specific project proposals. Mr. Johnson added that the selection of artists 
was done through his class at SFSU, with advice from the Arts Commission. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that since the Arts Commission is not funding 
the projects, we are operating only in an advisory capacity. She added that, 
given the Arts Commission's lack of a funding mechanism for temporary work, 
she is supportive of the SFSU Gallery proposal as a means to bring more 
temporary public art to the city. 

Motion: Motion to approve "ECO," a collaborative artist project with San 
Francisco State University Gallery at 155 and 165 Grove Street and the Civic 
Center Plaza (Mark Johnson, project curator). Artists to be named later. 
Approximate dates: October through mid-November, 2005. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Sava Pool Project 

Project Manager Judy Moran reported on the artist selection panel's 
recommendation of artist Catherine Wagner and her proposal for the public art 
project at Sava Pool. Ms. Moran stated that Sava Pool is in the Sunset District at 
19th Avenue and Wawona Street. The Recreation and Park facility, which was 
designed by the architectural team of Paulett Taggart and Mark Cavagnero, has 
received its Phase II Civic Design approval. The total value of the art contract 
will be $71 ,000. Ms. Moran stated that there were five finalists for the project 
and three were invited to develop proposals for review by the artist selection 
panel. The selection panel recommended Catherine Wagner's proposal because 
they thought the formalist approach worked well with the building design. They 
also liked the proposal's use of the natatorium wall, and most significantly, 
they appreciated that it honors Charlie Sava, who was a well- remembered and 
well-loved swim coach at this pool. Ms. Moran explained that Catherine Wagner 
proposes to create panels depicting the waves created by swimmers, and 
panels which feature the image of Charlie Sava. The panel images will vary, as 
will the images of Charlie Sava. These panels will be installed in various 
locations on one wall (14' x 52') of the natatorium. Ms. Moran stated that the 
artist might get a partial architectural credit for the wall-covering material. 
She is seeking approval for the artist's concept and approach. She added that, 
if approved, the final imagery, layout and a material sample will be further 
developed and brought back later for Commission approval. Commissioner 
Hunter recommended that the artist consider using stainless steel or aluminum 
on the backs of the panels to prevent the artwork from rusting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal by finalist Catherine Wagner for the 
Sava Pool Public Art Project. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Catherine Wagner for an amount not to exceed $71 ,000 to 
develop final designs, fabricate and install a work of art for the Sava Pool 
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Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Art on Market Street Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran said that staff recommends that the Arts 
Commission approve the purchase of the original paintings for the Art on 
Market Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series by Maria Forde. Ms. Moran stated that 
the Arts Commission does occasionally purchase two-dimensional works for the 
Civic Art Collection. She explained that Maria Forde's poster series is about 
women pickpockets who operated along Market Street at the beginning of the 
20th Century. Once framed, and once the loan program is reinstated, these 
paintings could be made available for loan to other City agencies and facilities. 

Project Manager Susan Pontious explained that the loan program has been 
temporarily suspended due to staff cuts. Commissioner Przyblyski stated her 
support for the accession of more two-dimensional work into the Collection. 
Ms. Moran said that the funds to acquire the pieces would come from the Art 
on Market Street fund source. Commissioner Rinder inquired whether there was 
an acquisitions budget, and how budget priorities were decided. Ms. Moran 
explained that the purchase of works such as these occurs rarely, and that this 
purchase would not impact the goals of the Art on Market Street Program. 

Commissioner Hunter requested that the staff provide a fuller presentation on 
the Arts Commission's collections practices at a future meeting. Ms. Manton 
stated that the Collection is primarily comprised of works that are 
commissioned through the Public Art Program. 

Motion: Motion to approve the purchase for an amount not to exceed $5,000 
and acceptance into the Civic Art Collection of six original acrylic paintings on 
paper titled "The Pick Pocketers," which were created for the Art on Market 
Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series by Maria Forde. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

Discussion of collaboration with the Exploratorium for "A Trip Down Market 
Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," as part of the Art on Market Street 
Temporary Project Program. 

Ms. Moran explained that the Art on Market Street Program also commissions 
temporary projects. She stated that this proposed collaboration with the 
Exploratorium is an exception in that it wasn't selected through a selection 
panel. She added that the Arts Commission does, however, have an interest in 
collaborating with other arts organizations in the city. In that spirit, the 
Exploratorium approached the Arts Commission, requesting sources of funding 
for "A Trip Down Market Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration." The Arts 
Commission proposed to the Exploratorium that our two organizations 
collaborate on the project, as it so closely fits the goals of the Market Street 
Program. The celebration will take place in the music concourse adjacent to 
Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday, September 24, 2005, and will include a 
screening of the original 1905 film. In addition, current films about Market 
Street, many of which will be new commissions resulting from a competitive 
application process facilitated by the Exploratorium, will be part of the 
evening's program. Ms. Moran stated that staff concurred that the most 
appropriate method of participation for the Arts Commission would be to fund 
the honorarium for the five new short commissions, for which she is seeking 
Commission approval. Ms. Moran participated in the final selection panel 
meeting for the five short film commissions. Commissioner Przyblyski stated 
her support for the project and collaboration. 

Motion: Motion to approve the collaboration of the Arts Commission with the 



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Exploratorium for "A Trip Down Market Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," 
as part of the Art on Market Street 2005-06 Temporary Projects Program, 
including the funding in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the 
commissioning of five new films for the project. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
Grant Agreement with the Exploratorium in an amount not to exceed $10,000 
to fund the commissioning of five new films as part of "A Trip Down Market 
Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," for inclusion in a film screening 
scheduled at Justin Herman Plaza on September 24, 2005. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil gave a report on the Upper Noe art selection 

panel's recommendation of artist Troy Corliss to create an artwork for the 

Upper Noe Recreation Center. Ms. Macneil presented the plans for the 

renovated recreation center, which includes seismic work, removal and repair 

of some architectural features, general building and grounds rehabilitation, 

and an updated children's playground and path system. Ms. Macneil stated that 

this renovation will result in an art budget of approximately $62,000, with the 

possibility of architectural credits to augment the budget and increase the 

contract amount. She stated that the artists who were invited to interview 

were asked to develop concepts that would address the entrance to the ^ 

recreation center. The four finalists were Fernanda D'Agostino, Mark Brest van 

Kempen, Peter Richards, and Troy Corliss. 

Ms. Macneil presented slides of past work by the selected artist, Troy Corliss. 
Mr. Corliss works with glass and terrazzo, and has created work for both 
interior and outdoor spaces. For the Upper Noe Recreation Center Project, Mr. 
Corliss proposed to study nature around the center which he will incorporate 
into sculptural work at the entrance gates. Ms. Macneil is seeking approval of 
the selected artist, and if approved she would later bring back his conceptual 
design for Commission approval. 

Commissioner Przyblyski, who was on the selection panel, explained that the 
site is inhospitable and that it was difficult to identify a good art site. While 
Troy Corliss's proposal was not the most site-specific, it was the only 
handcrafted project. She added that the artist is very engaged in process and 
she feels that the work would be great for the site. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that he is not particularly fond of the selected 

artist. He added that this raises a broader issue of the "Professional Public 

Artist." He stated that there is a difference between "Public Art" and "Art in 

Public Space," and he is personally not as interested in "Professional Public 

Art," which he feels engenders a type of mediocrity. Ms. Manton stated that I 

this is a real challenge, especially considering the need to involve the public. < 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that there is a need for more public and ^ 

panelist education, and added that public art is complex, a hybrid between 

decorative arts and work that illuminates the site. 

Motion: Motion to accept the recommendation of the Upper Noe selection r 

panel of Troy Corliss. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Troy Corliss for an amount not to exceed $85,000 to design, 
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Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

7. Broadway Streetscape 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil introduced the art enrichment program for the 
Broadway Streetscape. She stated that the sidewalks on Broadway are being 
widened at certain corners from the Embarcadero to Columbus. The proposed 
plans call for removing the turn lane at the northwest corner of Columbus and 
Broadway in order to create a plaza. Ms. Macneil stated that there is an art 
enrichment budget of $35,000 and she recommends that an artist be selected 
to create a light element for the plaza which could be mounted on top of an 
existing light pole. Ms. Macneil is also seeking approval of the proposed pool of 
panelists. The selection panel would have just one meeting and would 
recommend candidates to be forwarded to the Visual Arts Committee for final 
approval. The initial selection of artists would be made through the 2005 
Qualified Artist Pool and selective invitations to additional artists. 

Commissioner Hunter stated that the plaza seems heavily designed and 
wondered if any more elements should be added. He added that we shouldn't 
limit the art to being above 15.' Ms. Manton stated that we could choose a 
different corner. Commissioner Hunter stated that the plaza is a very exciting 
location. Ms. Macneil expressed concern regarding the ability of an artist to 
make a substantial statement by any other means given the size of the art 
budget. 

Commissioner Rinder recommended that Matt Heckert be considered as an 
artist for this project rather than as a panelist. Commissioner Hunter 
volunteered to serve on the selection panel. 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the art enrichment plan for Broadway Streetscape 

as approved by the Visual Arts Committee. 

Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the Broadway 

Streetscape public art project: Helen Kwan, Vicki Saulls, Donna Schumacher, 

Lynn Baer, Richard Berger, Matt Heckert, Donald Fortescue, and Arts 

Commissioner Leonard Hunter. 

Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

8. Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave an update on the Academy of 
Sciences art enrichment project. She stated that the building's design, done by 
Renzo Piano, is almost finished. Ms. Manton reported that the selection panel 
had a very successful meeting. They selected the following finalists to be 
interviewed: Janet Echelman, Ned Kahn, Maya Lin, Olafur Eliasson, and Susumu 
Shingu. These artists were selected from a list that was comprised of panelist 
recommendations, select artists from the 2005 Qualified Artist Pool, and 
additional invited artists. She was quite pleased that many internationally 
known and high-profile artists responded to the invitation with enthusiasm. She 
reported that one of the finalists, Olafur Eliasson, does not do competitions. 
The selection panel will interview the other finalists, and if the panel still feels 
that Mr. Eliasson 's work is the most appropriate, he will be commissioned to 
create a design proposal. 

Ms. Manton stated that, as part of their orientation for the project, each artist 
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Commissioner Przyblyski stated that it was very valuable to have Daniell 
Cornell, Curator of Contemporary Art at the de Young Museum, on the panel. 
She added that the selection panel had a difficult first meeting, but they v/ere 
later able to develop a good v^orking relationship. 

Motion: Motion to approve the follov»/ing finalists for the Academy of Sciences 
Public Art Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each 
an honorarium of $3,000 plus reimbursement for travel expenses to attend both 
a project orientation and a subsequent interview/ in San Francisco: Janet 
Echelman, Ned Kahn, Maya Lin, Olafur Eliasson, and Susumu Shingu. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

9. Stern Grove 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the design proposal by 
Gerald Heffernon for the Stern Grove and Pine Lake Park art enrichment 
project. Ms. Manton stated that the selection panel liked Mr. Heffernon 's use 
of humor. The art budget for this project is $50,000. She added that he has 
been meeting with the project landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, and 
staff from Department of Public Works throughout the design process. Ms. 
Manton presented images of the site and introduced Mr. Heffernon. 

Mr. Heffernon presented the design proposal for a "rabbinoid" sculpture, which 
will be a human-scale figurative bronze sculpture that has a human body and a 
rabbit head. He stated that the piece would be located near a cluster of 
boulders at Pine Lake. Mr. Heffernon presented patina samples and stated that 
the sculpture's surface would be matte. Commissioner Przyblyski inquired how 
stable the patina would be. Mr. Heffernon stated that it would be stable, but 
that it might change a small bit over time. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the artwork will be a nice surprise to 
happen upon in the park. Ms. Manton said that the site where the sculpture is 
located is widely used by children. 

Motion: Motion to approve sculpture design submitted by Gerald Heffernon for 
the Stern Grove Public Art Project. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

10. Report on the Civic Art Collection 

Public Art Program Deputy Director Susan Pontious stated that she is reporting 
on the Civic Art Collection on behalf of the Collections Team. This team of 
staff has absorbed the work of the Civic Art Collection Program Director, whose 
position was eliminated last year as part of the budget cuts. 

Ms. Pontious is seeking approval to have Triadigm Technology bring the Civic 
Art Collection website into ADA compliance. 

Ms. Pontious also presented on the Bufano sculptures that were temporarily 
loaned to the Randall Museum from Valencia Gardens while it was undergoing 
renovation. Before the sculptures moved to the Randall Museum, Mission 
Housing paid to have them restored. Ms. Pontious stated that the Arts 
Commission had given Mission Housing a list of criteria that needed to be met 
in order for the sculptures to be returned to Valencia Gardens. Ms. Pontious 
reported that Mission Housing has successfully addressed all of the Arts 
Commission's concerns, and that the design of the housing project has been 
changed to address the Arts Commission's criteria. She added that the 
sculptures are beloved by the residents of Valencia Gardens. She stated that 
the Randall Museum has also grown attached to the sculptures, and has 
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When this item appeared on the full Commission meeting's agenda, Supervisor 
Dufty came forward to propose that a duplicate set of sculptures be cast for 
Valencia Gardens, so that the originals could remain at the Randall Museum. 
Ms. Pontious stated that this may not be possible, as the Arts Commission does 
not own the copyright, and the Bufano Estate, if they were to agree to this, 
would likely charge to have any reproductions made. Ms. Pontious stated that 
after all of the relevant information was shared with Supervisor Dufty, he 
agreed that the sculptures should be returned to Valencia Gardens. Ms. 
Pontious stated that it is important for there to be consensus on the issue. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Randall Museum likely feels that they 
are being treated unfairly. The museum had plinths built for the installation of 
the sculptures and they have developed programming based on the work. Ms. 
Pontious suggested that the plinths could be a site for temporary sculpture 
installations. 

The Commissioners concurred that the sculptures should be returned to 
Valencia Gardens and declined to reconsider the Committee's original 
recommendation to the Commission. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Triadigm Technology to finalize the development of the Civic Art 
Collection website in an amount not to exceed $8,900. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

1 1 . Distribution of Revised Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

This item was continued to the next meeting. 

12. VAC Schedule 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that staff would be in contact 
with Commissioners regarding rescheduling the Visual Arts Committee 
meetings. 

13. New Business 

14. Old Business 

15. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

7/25/2005 



Notices 

Explanatoi7 documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the extension of the loan of "San Francisco 
Nova" (also identified as "Frisco Nova"), by Robert Bechtle to the San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art so that it may be included in the 
exhibition, "Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective," when the show travels to 
the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., for exhibition from March 
4 through June 4, 2006. 

2. Motion to approve the mural design by Mona Caron at 2844 Folsom Street 
funded by the Mayor's Neighborhood Beautification Fund. 

3. Motion to approve the design for an extension and restoration of the 
mural by Betsie Miller-Kusz at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 
funded by the Department of Recreation and Parks. 

4. Motion to approve an exhibition at 155 Grove Street by Andrew Junge for 
November 18, 2005 through January 13, 2006. 

5. Motion to approve a $300 honorarium payment to Andrew Junge for an 
exhibition at 155 Grove Street. 

2. Public Art Program Orientation — Phase II 

Jill Manton 

Review of Public Art Project Development Process 

Explanatory Document: Public Art Program Process Document 

3. San Francisco State University Gallery Temporary Public Art Installation 

Regina Almaguer 

Explanatory Document: Proposal 

Motion: Motion to approve the design and site proposals by the following artists 
for inclusion in "High Five," a collaborative artist project between the Arts 
Commission and San Francisco State University Gallery from October through 
mid-November, 2005: Ann Chamberlain at the north side of the de Young 
Museum; Lewis de Soto at the Civic Center parking space between the Main 
Library and the Asian Art Museum; Mildred Howard at the Golden Gate Park 
Arboretum; John Roloff at 155 Grove Street and a Civic Center flagpole; and 
Wang Po Shu at the east side of the Civic Center Plaza. 

4. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Commissioner Hunter to the 



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Airport Art Steering Committee. 

5. 2005 Prequalifjed Artist Pool 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Commissioner (to be named at 
meeting) to serve as a panelist for the 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool. 

6. Airport Collection 
Carol Marie Daniels 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Larry Kirkland, Kirkland Studios, in an amount not to exceed 
$90,000 for the removal of "Flight Patterns" from the skylight at the entrance 
of Boarding Area B, cleaning, and re-installation of the artwork at the skylight 
of Boarding Area C. 

7. Art on Market Street Program 
Judy Moran 

Presentation of the recommended three finalists and one alternate for the Art 
on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series. 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve artists Mark Brest Van Kempen, Jennifer Durant, and 
Abner Nolan as finalists, and the artist team of Amanda Hughen and Jennifer 
Starkweather as an alternate, and their conceptual proposals, for the Art on 
Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series, as recommended by the Art on Market 
Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series Artist Selection Panel. 

Motion: Motion to approve the inclusion of the artist team of Virginia Hopkins 
and Victoria Carlson and their proposed Endangered Seed Project as the fourth 
Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series exhibition, to coincide with World 
Environment Day 2006. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contracts with Mark Brest Van Kampen, Jennifer Durant, Abner Nolan, and the 
artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, each for an amount not to 
exceed $10,000, to develop final proposals and print 24 posters each for 
exhibition in the Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series. 

8. Branch Library Improvement Art Enrichment Program 
Judy Moran 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the First Amendment to the Branch Library 
Improvement Art Enrichment Program, resulting from an overall art enrichment 
budget increase of approximately $60,000 due to the addition of the Potrero 
Branch, the seventh branch eligible for art enrichment, and an increased 
budget for the Richmond Branch. 

9. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

10. Octavia Boulevard 
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1 1 . New Business — Earthquake Initiatives 

Jill Manton 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

8/12/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items v\/ill be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present 

Leonard Hunter, Lawrence Rinder, Pop Zhao 
Absent: Jeannene Przyblyski, Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Carol Marie Daniels, Jennifer Loworn, 
Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:00 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the extension of the loan of "San Francisco 
Nova" (also identified as "Frisco Nova"), by Robert Bechtle to the San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art so that it may be included in the 
exhibition, "Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective," when the show travels to 
the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., for exhibition from March 
4 through June 4, 2006. 

2. Motion to approve the mural design by Mona Caron at 2844 Folsom Street 



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funded by the Mayor's Neighborhood Beautification Fund. 

3. Motion to approve the design for an extension and restoration of the 
mural by Betsie Miller-Kusz at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 
funded by the Department of Recreation and Parks. 

4. Motion to approve an exhibition at 1 55 Grove Street by Andrew Junge for 
November 18, 2005 through January 13, 2006. 

5. Motion to approve a $300 honorarium payment to Andrev/ Junge for an 
exhibition at 1 55 Grove Street. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

2. Public Art Program Orientation — Phase II 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton began her report on the development 
process for Public Art Projects by distributing a list of ongoing projects. She 
reviev/ed a document that describes the Public Art Project Development 
process with the Commissioners. 

Ms. Manton stated that as new Commissioners are appointed, the program 
processes are often revised to reflect the vision and input of the new 
committee members. She stated that Commissioner Przyblyski would like to 
have the Commission more involved in the up-front planning for projects and 
less involved in monitoring project progress. She would also like the 
Commission to focus more on policy issues. 

Ms. Manton stated that in order to involve Commissioners to a greater degree 
at the beginning of projects, staff will identify and recommend factors that will 
influence the project approach. Those factors will include the mission, 
function and public accessibility of the site, the art enrichment budget, the 
status of the architectural design and how the project might fit into the 
Collection goals. 

Commissioner Rinder asked if there is ever an opportunity for staff or 
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construction. Ms. Manton stated that on rare occasions this is possible with art 
enrichment funds that are the result of a bond program for multiple sites, but 
bond funds may not legally be spent on a site that is not part of the bond 
group. She added that the idea of pooling funds in order to employ more of a 
master plan approach for the placement of artwork has been met with 
resistance from other City departments. Ms. Manton stated that this issue 
might be one that is taken up by the new Commission. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that for privately funded 
projects, the Commissioners could have more input on placement. He added 
that the Mayor would also like the Arts Commission to work with collectors and 
museums to place sculptures in public space. These are initiatives that the 
Commissioners could take on, but they would not be funded with percent-for- 
art money. 

Regarding artist selection, Ms. Manton stated that the Arts Commission has 
rarely used direct selection or purchase. Most acquisitions are the result of 
competitions judged by peer panels. Staff has considered exploring the 
possibility of making purchase recommendations and doing direct selections 
based upon an assessment of the Collection and future goals or objectives. 

In discussing the Commission's ongoing role in the approval of progress of 
projects, Ms. Manton stated that there have been occasional problems in the 
past when Commissioners wished to revisit past approvals that may have been 
made by other Commissioners. She stated that this makes it very difficult for 
projects to run smoothly. 

Commissioner Hunter asked which program issues are the most urgent and 
require more discussion. Ms. Manton suggested that the Commissioners address 
the possibility of direct selection. Collection goals and master planning. 

Commissioner Hunter stated that he would also like to discuss how 
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smoothly. 

Commissioner Rinder inquired whether the Arts Commission would ever address 
an issue such as the placement of metal strips on concrete bollards to deter 
skateboarders. He stated that while the strips of metal may be functional, 
they are not attractive. He was referring to bollards that are located on the 
Embarcadero just north of the Ferry Building. Ms. Manton suggested that this is 
possibly an issue for Civic Design. 

3. San Francisco State University Gallery Temporary Public Art Installation 
Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Arts Commission is 
collaborating with San Francisco State University (SFSU) Gallery to install five 
temporary works of art in public space concurrent with the opening of the de 
Young Museum in October. She added that this project is consistent with the 
Mayor's desire to have more temporary public art installed around the city, and 
is an opportunity to showcase the talent and diversity of Bay Area artists at a 
time when many people will be visiting San Francisco. She introduced Project 
Coordinator Regina Almaguer and SFSU Gallery Director Mark Johnson. 

Ms. Almaguer presented each of the five project proposals that are included in 
"High Five": Ann Chamberlain at the north side of the de Young Museum; Lewis 
de Soto at the Civic Center parking space between the Main Library and the 
Asian Art Museum; Mildred Howard at the Golden Gate Park Arboretum; John 
Roloff at 155 Grove Street and a Civic Center flagpole; and Wang Po Shu at the 
east side of the Civic Center Plaza, She added that the John Roloff project 
already received preliminary approval from the Arts Commission at the last 
meeting. The temporary installation will be on display from October 1^* 
through November 7**^ to coincide with the opening of the new de Young 
Museum. 

Commissioner Hunter asked how the public would be involved. Mr. Johnson 
stated that there will be two public forums at SFSU and there will also be 
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Motion: Motion to approve the design and site proposals by the following artists 
for inclusion in "High Five," a collaborative artist project between the Arts 
Commission and San Francisco State University Gallery from October through 
mid-November, 2005: Ann Chamberlain at the north side of the de Young 
Museum; Lewis de Soto at the Civic Center parking space between the Main 
Library and the Asian Art Museum; Mildred Howard at the Golden Gate Park 
Arboretum; John Roloff at 155 Grove Street and a Civic Center flagpole; and 
Wang Po Shu at the east side of the Civic Center Plaza. 
Moved: Zhao/Rinder 

4. Airport - Appointment of Art Commission Liaison for the Airport Art 
Steering Committee 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton described the origin of the Airport Art 
Steering Committee. She stated that when the Art Enrichment Ordinance was 
put into effect, the Airport challenged the Arts Commission's authority over 
the percent-for-art money generated by new Airport construction. A City 
Attorney's opinion established the Arts Commission as the agency with 
jurisdiction over the funds. In response to the Airport's interest, the Arts 
Commission established an Airport Arts Steering Committee with 
representatives from both the Arts Commission and the Airport. This committee 
acts as an intermediary policy body between the Arts Commission and the 
Airport. Project Manager Susan Pontious convenes the committee meetings. 
The Airport Commission is involved in approving the artwork and the sites 
recommended for artwork. Ms. Manton stated that Commissioner Przyblyski 
has recommended appointing Commissioner Hunter to the committee. 
Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that this appointment does 
not require an Arts Commission resolution. 

The foUowing motion was tabled. 

Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Commissioner Hunter to the 

Airport Art Steering Committee. 

5. 2005 Prequah'fied Artist Pool 

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recommended that Commissioner Rinder be appointed to the 2005 Prequalified 
Artist Pool selection panel. Commissioner Rinder stated that he is happy to 
serve on the panel dependent upon his availability. Director of Cultural Affairs 
Richard Nev*/irth stated that this appointment does not require an Arts 
Commission resolution. 

The followins motion was tabled. 

Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Commissioner (to be named at 

meeting) to serve as a panelist for the 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool. 

6. Airport Collection 
Project Manager Carol Marie Daniels reported that Arts Commission staff was 
contacted by Planning Design and Construction at the Airport and informed that 
"Flight Patterns" by Larry Kirkland has to be relocated from the skylight at the 
entrance of B Concourse to the skylight at C Concourse, due to Airport 
construction of a mezzanine to accommodate a pedestrian bridge from the 
Airport shuttle train to the terminal. The sculpture comprises 1100 sculptural 
elements and 2200 suspension lines. 

In July, the Arts Commission passed Resolution No. 0711-05-150 approving the 
relocation of the artv^ork. Ms. Daniels stated that she is seeking authorization 
for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Larry Kirkland 
to remove, catalog, clean and re-install the work at its new location. The cost 
of the project minus the expense of a lighting design study will be reimbursed 
by the Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Larry Kirkland, Kirkland Studios, in an amount not to exceed 
$90,000 for the removal of "Flight Patterns" from the skylight at the entrance 
of Boarding Area B, and for the cleaning and re-installation of the artwork at 
the skylight of Boarding Area C. 
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Project Manager Judy Moran began her report by explaining that the Art on 
Market Street Program has been ongoing since the early 1990s. Each year an ad 
hoc panel is established to review the applications and select the four artists to 
produce posters for three-month consecutive exhibitions in the kiosks. The 
artist selection panel for the Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series 
included Courtney Fink, Executive Director of Southern Exposure Gallery; Maria 
Forde, artist; and Julio Morales, artist. Based on documentation of past v/ork 
and preliminary conceptual proposals, the panel decided to recommend three 
artists as finalists (Mark Brest Van Kempen, Jennifer Durant, and Abner Nolan) 
and an alternate (the team of Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather). Ms. 
Moran explained that she is seeking approval for these artists and their 
conceptual proposals. Typically, staff works with the selected artists to 
develop their final designs, and approves their final designs before they are 
presented to the Visual Arts Committee. The request for Commission approval 
of these final designs is placed on the Visual Arts Committee agenda as a 
consent calendar item. 

Ms. Moran presented the finalists' slides and proposals. Mark Brest Van Kempen 
works with ecology in the urban environment and proposes to create work 
about the animals and organisms along Market Street. Jennifer Durant proposes 
to photograph individuals at sites along Market Street that are significant to 
them, with text explaining the significance of the site. Abner Nolan works with 
found photographs and proposes to create a series using historical photographs 
from the 1906 earthquake juxtaposed with front pages from newspapers 
published the day before the earthquake. Ms. Moran stated that this series 
should be on exhibition during the centennial celebration. The alternate is the 
artist team of Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather. They proposed to 
make paintings that abstractly map movements by numerous elements along 
Market Street. 

Ms. Moran reported, as previously discussed at the May 3, 2005 Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, that the artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria 
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in the Art on Market Street 2005 Temporary Projects Program, is being 
recommended by staff for the fourth exhibition in the Art on Market Street 
2006 Kiosk Poster Series. Their original banner proposal would be adapted into 
posters to be exhibited in conjunction with World Environment Day 2006. At a 
previous Visual Arts Committee meeting, the Visual Arts Committee concurred 
with this staff recommendation but was not able to pass a motion because the 
item was not included on the original agenda. 

Regarding the mandate that Art on Market Street projects relate to Market 

Street, Commissioner Rinder inquired if, after so many years, the theme might 

be exhausted. He wondered if it would be better to have the projects relate to 

the region rather than just to the street. Ms. Manton stated that the artists 

often interpret the context of Market Street very broadly. She stated that the 

point of the program, as opposed to an exhibition program, was to ask artists 

to design works that respond to the context of the site. Commissioner Rinder 

stated that responding to context is interesting, but wondered why the context 

couldn't be expanded. Ms. Moran stated that Commissioner Rinder's 

recommendation to broaden the context of the poster designs still supported I 

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the spirit of Market Street by maintaining boundaries for the program, and 
deserved further discussion. She added that the program commissions only new 
artwork designed specifically for the Market Street Program and gives many 
artists their first opportunity to create and exhibit original art in a public space 
outside of more traditional art settings. 

Commissioner Hunter stated that the Art on Market Street Program could be 
expanded to deal with all of the Arts Commission's temporary projects. Ms. 
Moran responded that alternatively the Art on Market Street Program could 
become a sub-program of a larger Arts Commission temporary projects 
program. Commissioner Hunter suggested that the Visual Arts Committee could 
address temporary projects at one of its first policy discussions. 

Commissioner Zhao expressed interest in expanding the geographic eligibility 
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Hunter added that if we were to expand the eligibility, we could partner with 
local institutions that already invite international artists to come for 
residencies or lectures. 

Regarding temporary projects, Commissioner Hunter stated that we should 
partner with organizations beyond Black Rock Arts Foundation and develop 
policies for selecting future projects. 

Motion: Motion to approve artists Mark Brest Van Kempen, Jennifer Durant, and 
Abner Nolan as finalists, and the artist team of Amanda Hughen and Jennifer 
Starkweather as an alternate, and their conceptual proposals, for the Art on 
Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series, as recommended by the Art on Market 
Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series Artist Selection Panel. 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

Regarding the above motion. Commissioner Rinder requested that there be no 
dead animals featured in the posters. 

Motion: Motion to approve the inclusion of the artist team of Virginia Hopkins 
and Victoria Carlson and their proposed Endangered Seed Project as the fourth 
Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series exhibition, to coincide with V\/orld 
Environment Day 2006. 
Moved: Zhao/ Rinder 

Motion: Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contracts with Mark Brest Van Kempen, Jennifer Durant, Abner Nolan, and the 
artist team of Virginia Hopkins and Victoria Carlson, each for an amount not to 
exceed $10,000, to develop final proposals and print 24 posters each for 
exhibition in the Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series. 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

8. Branch Library Improvement Art Enrichment Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran stated the Arts Commission staff worked with 
Library staff in 2001 to develop an Arts Master Plan for expenditure of the Art 

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Enrichment bond funds for five new branches and the renovated Richmond 
branch, for which the original art enrichment allocation for the six eligible 
branches was $302,000. Due to a recent budget increase for the renovation of 
the Richmond Branch Library, and a determination that the renovation to the 
Potrero Library is substantial enough to qualify for art enrichment for that 
branch, the overall Branch Library Improvement Project (BLIP) Art Enrichment 
budget will be increased by approximately $60,000 (final amount subject to 
confirmation), for a total BLIP Art Enrichment budget of approximately 
$362,000. 

Ms. Moran stated that the BLIP Master Plan, approved by the Arts Commission 
and the Library Commission in 2002, designates $36,000 for artwork for each of 
the participating six branches that were determined to qualify at the time, in 
addition to administrative, maintenance, artist competition, and other project 
costs. As the Potrero Branch Library will be the seventh branch included in the 
BLIP Art Enrichment Program, Arts Commission staff recommends that the 
budget for this additional artwork also be $36,000. In addition, the budget for 
the Richmond Branch Library will remain at $36,000. 

After the allocations for administration, maintenance, and artist selection for 
the Potrero Branch are taken out of the new additional funds, there will be 
$8,100 remaining. Ms. Moran stated that Arts Commission staff recommends 
that this remaining $8,100 be set aside as a contingency budget during artist 
selection, design, fabrication and installation of the artworks for all of the 
libraries, scheduled to continue through 2008. Staff recommends that any of 
these contingency funds remaining after the installation of the seven library art 
projects be spent at an appropriate library site at one of the eligible branches, 
within the restrictions of the Art Enrichment Ordinance and the BLIP bond 
funds. Staff also recommends that the Library be responsible for determining 
the branch or branches that will receive any such remaining contingency funds, 
with Arts Commission approval of the specific artwork(s), if appropriate, as 
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Motion: Motion to approve the First Amendment to the Branch Library 
Improvement Art Enrichment Program, resulting from an overall art enrichment 
budget increase of approximately $60,000 due to the addition of the Potrero 
Branch, the seventh branch eligible for art enrichment, and an increased 
budget for the Richmond Branch. 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

9. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave an update on the Diller + Scofidio 
project at Moscone West. She stated that she recently discovered that there 
has been an inordinate amount of wear and tear on the motion system's 
v/heels. She explained that Hunt Construction fabricated the armature and 
installed the entire motion system, including the screen and the armature. 
After the system was installed, it was discovered that the bearings lacked a 
certain precision, and so Sheedy Crane was hired to make those repairs. Ms. 
Manton explained that Sheedy Crane did not properly secure the armature 
while it was being repaired, and unfortunately there was an accident in which 
the armature fell a number of feet. Ms. Manton presented pictures of the 
system after the accident. She explained that Pol-X West (the system 
engineer) inspected the system after the accident and said that there was no 
visible damage, but the only way to know for certain would be to disassemble 
the entire system. 

Ms. Manton stated that it was not until the system started running on a regular 
basis two years after the accident that we discovered that it wasn't working 
properly. She stated that the City Attorney has reopened the claim against 
Sheedy Crane's insurance company. 

Commissioner Hunter asked if there is any reason that the artists should be 
held accountable. Ms. Manton stated that the problems started with the 
imprecise construction. 

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informed her that there is $50,000 available for the Arts Commission to use for 
temporary public art on Hayes Green. This money is the result of a penalty 
that was paid by a developer. Based on the popularity of the David Best 
'Temple" on Hayes Green, the community asked the Planning Department that 
these funds be used for more temporary art projects. 

1 1 . New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that Sculpturesite Gallery, a 
new sculpture gallery opening on Third Street, would like to donate a 
percentage of their sales to restore or adopt a few public art pieces around the 
city. Ms. Manton will be making a recommendation to them of five sculptures, 
from which they will select the one to be restored. 

In addition, Frey Norris Gallery is interested in holding a benefit to raise funds 
for the Arts Commission that will support a temporary public art piece in Union 
Square. 

Ms. Manton reported that the new Central Subway is on hold. She stated that 
this may have a major impact on our program. We will have to analyze how 
this will affect our cash flow. She added that, on the other hand, the Arts 
Commission just got approval from the Public Utilities Commission to distribute 
the RFP for the arts master plan, so soon we will have some new projects. 

Ms. Manton reported that the Joseph Lee Recreation Center, home of the 

Dewey Grumpier mural, will not be destroyed. The Department of Public 

Works examined the wall where the mural is located and found that it is in 

good shape, and therefore the mural will stay. She added that the mural is in X 

decent condition, but could use some restoration. The Arts Commission will try 

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Regarding Richard Newirth's recent email to Commissioners about upcoming 
Arts Commission initiatives related to the Earthquake Centennial, Ms. Manton 
reported on upcoming relevant Public Art Projects. She stated that there will 
be an Art on Market Street temporary project by Epiphany Productions entitled 

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"Lotta's Opera." This will be a theatrical journey along Market Street through a 
brief period in San Francisco history starting in 1875 at Lotta's Fountain and 
ending in 1910 at the Palace Hotel. There will also be an Art on Market Street 
Kiosk Poster Series by Abner Nolan, who will create posters using historical 
photographs from the 1906 earthquake juxtaposed with front pages from 
newspapers published the day before the earthquake. Finally, the Arts 
Commission is collaborating with the Exploratorium on "A Trip Down Market 
Street 1905: A Centennial Celebration," which will include a screening in Justin 
Herman Plaza of the original 1905 film and new commissioned films about 
Market Street. 

Ms. Manton stated that the Mayor has also expressed an interest in having the 
Arts Commission produce an additional temporary project related to the 
Centennial. Ms. Manton has done some preliminary research on possible artists 
such as Janet Cardiff and Cai Guo-Qiang and will submit a proposal to the 
Mayor. Due to the increasing number of new temporary projects, Ms. Manton 
recommends that the Arts Commission develop guidelines, processes and 
policies for them. 

Ms. Manton added that she recently discovered that an independent 
organization, the Centennial Alliance, has been endorsing temporary public art 
projects but has not been in contact with, nor received approval from, the Arts 
Commission. Ms. Manton has asked her staff to call the Centennial Alliance to 
get clarification. Commissioner Hunter suggested that there be a high level 
meeting to address this issue. Mr. Newirth stated that the Centennial Alliance 
is coordinating with the Mayor's Office of Protocol and he heard from the 
Mayor's Office that the Arts Commission does not need to be involved. Ms, 
Manton expressed concern that if we are not in communication with the 
Centennial Alliance, we might encounter similar problems to those which 
occurred related to World Environment Day and the Department of the 
Environment. Mr. Newirth stated that this issue will be addressed at the next 
Executive Committee meeting. He added that Commission President P.J. 
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Protocol. 

Ms. Manton concluded her report by stating that the Mayor is also interested in 
commissioning a major artwork in honor of the centennial. The budget could 
be as high as $5 million. She said that it may be possible to have an artist 
selected by April 2006, but the project could not be completed in such a short 
period of time. Mr. Newirth stated that because the funding for this is 
uncertain, the Arts Commission would need a guarantee of funding by next 
April to continue with the project. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

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Policy Discussion Regarding Proposed Changes to Art Enrichment 

Ordinance 

Jill Manton 

Joseph Lee Recreation Center Art Enrichment 
Review of proposed art opportunities 
Brooke Mehbratu, Bureau of Architecture 
Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve one of the recommended approaches for 
the future development of a public art project at the Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center. 

Broadway Streetscape Art Enrichment 
Tonia Macneil 



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L Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's 

recommendation of Brian Goggin as the project artist to perform 
the public art coimnission. 

2. Motion: Motion to authorize that the Director of Cultural Affairs 
enter into an agreement with Brian Goggin in an amount not to 
exceed $37,500 (specific amount to be revised at meeting) for the 
design, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork 
for the Broadway Streetscape Project. 

Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 
Jill Manton 




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1 . Motion to approve the recommendation made by the Academy of 
Science's Art Advisory Committee to select artist Maya Lin as the 
artist to perform the public art commission. 

2. Motion to enter into a preliminary design agreement with Maya 
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V Airport: 
Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report; Sister City Project Proposals 

1 . Motion to accept Cardboard Kore, a figurative sculpture executed 
in post consumer paper products by Michael Stutz commissioned 
for Boarding Area C of San Francisco International Airport, into 
the Civic Art Collection. 

2.. Sister City Project 

Project update and discussion. 

a.. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into an agreement with Lewis deSoto for S 32,500 to expand 
his artwork, In the Air, located in the Arrivals Lobby of San 
Francisco International Airport, to include 1 4 new plaques 
honoring San Francisco's sister cities. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into an agreement with Lewis deSoto for $9,500 for design 
development of his proposal to create 14 acrylic medallions 
celebrating San Francisco's sister cities for installation in 
Boarding Areas A and G of the International Terminal at 
San Francisco International Airport. 

VI Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

1 . Motion to approve the revised color palette and design by Cheonae 
Kim for the Aqua Therapy Room at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

2. Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised designs for the 1947- 
1954 (UCSF ) and 1934-1954-1082 (Glenn Wessel murals) 
tapestry panels. 

3. Motion to approve increasing Suzanne Biaggi's contract to 
$64,284 to allow for the inclusion of additional stone markers 
along the "wander path" in Courtyard F. 

VII. 2005 Pool 

Appointment of Commission panelist member for 2005 Pool screening 
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VIII. Portola Branch Library 
Judy Moran 

1. Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation of Dana 

Zed as the project artist for the Portola Branch Library. 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement for an amount not to exceed $36,000 for design, 
fabrication and installation of an artwork for Portola Branch 
Library. 

IX. Guidelines 
Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report; marked copies of 2005 draft and 
2003 Guidelines. 

Motion to approve the 2005 Revision of the Civic Art Collection 
Guidelines. 

X. Old Business 

Diller and Scofidio - Facsimile Artwork Report 

XL New Business 

a. Hayes Valley Temporary Art Program - Preliminary Ideas 

b. P.U.C. sale of 425 Post building; impact on Maynard Dixon mural 

Adjournment 

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(ii^'i Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
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Friday, September 30, 2005 
3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Agenda 



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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to authorize payment of $1 ,000 honorarium for Civic Art 
Collection intern Jaime Schwartz, to complete data entry in the 
collection management database of the inter-department loan program 
records in preparation for an inventory and assessment of the collection. 

2. Policy Discussion Regarding Proposed Changes to Art Enrichment Ordinance 
Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report sent to Commissioners under separate 
cover on September 19, 2005 

3. Joseph Lee Recreation Center Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton and Brooke Mehbratu, Department of Public Works Bureau of 

Architecture 

Discussion of potential approaches for future public art project 

Motion: Motion to approve an approach (to be identified at the meeting) for 
the development of a public art project at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center. 

4. Gallery Report 

Richard Nevnrth and Gallery Advisory Board Member 

Motion: Motion to approve an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 
Van Ness Avenue by Tim Sullivan and Oliver Herring from November 1 , 2005 
through January 14, 2006. 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $700 to Tim Sullivan for 
an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness Avenue from 
November 1, 2005 through January 14, 2006. 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $300 to Oliver Herring 
for an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness Avenue from 
November 1, 2005 through January 14, 2006. 

5. Broadway Streetscape Art Enrichment 

Tonia Macneil 

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Goggin as the project artist to perform the public art commission for the 
Broadway Streetscape. 

Motion: Motion to authorize that the Director of Cultural Affairs enter into a 
contract with Brian Goggin in an amount not to exceed $37,500 (specific 
amount to be revised at meeting) for the design, fabrication, transportation 
and installation of an artwork for the Broadway Streetscape Project. 

6. Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve the recommendation made by the Academy of 
Science s Art Advisory Committee to select artist Maya Lin as the artist to 
perform the public art commission for the Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 
Project. 

Motion: Motion to enter into a preliminary design contract with Maya Lin for an 
amount not to exceed $40,000 for the Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 
Project. 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised color palette and design by Cheonae Kim 
for the Aqua Therapy Room at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised designs for the "1947- 
1954" (UCSF) and "1934-1954-1982" (Glenn Wessel murals) tapestry panels for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve increasing Suzanne Biaggi's contract from $55,000 
to $64,284 to allow for the inclusion of additional stone markers along the 
"wander path" in Courtyard F at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

8. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Update on Sister City Project Proposals 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to accept "Cardboard Kore," a figurative sculpture executed in 

post consumer paper products, by Michael Stutz commissioned for Boarding 

Area C of San Francisco International Airport, into the Civic Art Collection. M 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Lewis deSoto for $32,500 to expand his artwork, "In the Air," 
located in the Arrivals Lobby of San Francisco International Airport, to include 
14 new plaques honoring San Francisco 's sister cities. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Lewis deSoto for $9,500 for design development of his proposal 
to create 14 acrylic medallions celebrating San Francisco 's sister cities for 
installation in Boarding Areas A and G of the International Terminal at San 
Francisco International Airport . 
Staff Recommendation: Decline Motion 

9. Portola Branch Library 

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Presentation of finalist Dana Zed's materials prepared for the Portola Branch) 
Community Artist Selection Panel. 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation of Dana Zed as 
the project artist for the Portola Branch Library. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Dana Zed for an amount not to exceed $36,000 for design, 
fabrication and installation of an artwork for Portola Branch Library. 

10. Guidelines 
Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report sent to Commissioners under separate 
cover on September 19, 2005, including marked copies of 2005 draft and 2003 
Guidelines. 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Revision of the Civic Art Collection 
Guidelines. 

1 1 . Review of Harvey Milk Plaques for Harvey Milk Plaza at the Castro MUNI 
Station 

Jill Manton and Liz Lerma, Department of Public Worl<s 

Motion: Motion to approve the designs proposed for a series of three 
commemorative plaques in honor of Harvey Milk to be placed at the Harvey 
Milk Plaza at the entrance to the Castro Muni Station. 

12. 2005 Prequallfled Artist Pool 

Susan Pontious 

Appointment of a Commissioner to the selection panel for the 2005 

Prequalified Artist Pool screening scheduled for October 7, 2005. 

13. Collections Report 

Rommel Taylor and Joyce Oishi, Department of Recreation and Parks 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the reorientation of the Leonidas statue in the 
Golden Gate Park Music Concourse. 

14. 16th Avenue Tiled Step Project 
Nancy Gonchar 

Motion: Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the 16th Avenue Tiled 
Step Project. 

15. New Business 

Hayes Green Temporary Art Program — Preliminary Ideas 
P.U.C. sale of 425 Post building; impact on Maynard Dixon mural 
Review of temporary sculpture program proposed by Black Rock Arts 
Foundation in honor of the 20^"^ Anniversary of Burning Man 

16. Old Business 

Diller + Scofidio "Facsimile" Artwork Report 

17. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Comnfiission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items v*/iil be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of ceil phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person{s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website . 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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copy from Ms. Destro or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
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San Francisco Arts Commission 

September 30 Special Meeting 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Friday, September 30, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Leonard Hunter, Jeannene Przyblyski, Lawrence Rinder 
Absent: Pop Zhao, Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director; Jill 
Manton, Director, Public Art Program; Susan Pontious, Carol Marie Daniels, Judy 
Moran, Tonia Macneil 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:09 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to authorize payment of $1 ,000 honorarium for Civic Art 
Collection intern Jaime Schwartz, to complete data entry in the 
collection management database of the inter-department loan program 
records in preparation for an inventory and assessment of the collection. 
Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar item 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

2. Policy Discussion Regarding Proposed Changes to the Art Enrichment 

Ordinance 
Explanatory Document: Staff Report sent to Commissioners under separate 
cover on September 19, 2005. 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that the Art Enrichment 



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Ordinance has not been revised in over ten years. She proposed calling a 
special meeting to discuss the potential ordinance changes. She also noted 
that, largely due to Mayor Nev^som's support, there is heightened interest in 
temporary public art projects, v^hich has motivated staff to reviev^ and update 
guidelines for temporary projects, and request Commission approval of them. 
These guidelines might also be addressed at the special meeting. 
The most significant proposed changes to the ordinance are: 

a. The Commission in its sole discretion shall determine the percentage of art 
enrichment funds for each project to be set aside for administration. 

b. As the funding source allov/s, the Commission in its sole discretion shall 
determine the amount of art enrichment funds to be set aside for 
maintenance. 

c. As the funding source allows, the Commission in its sole discretion shall 
determine the site for expenditure of pooled funds. 

d. As the funding source allov*/s, the Arts Commission may choose to 
commission non-traditional artv/orks including temporary v/orks and work in 
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Ms. Manton will supply samples of other art enrichment ordinances for the 

committee's information. Commissioner Przyblyski noted the Portland, Oregon 

public art program as an example of a successful program that should be 

included. She also suggested that the Committee discuss the consolidation of 1 

curatorial oversight of public art projects, which is now spread over three 

agencies: the Arts Commission, the Redevelopment Agency and the City 

Planning Department. 

3. Joseph Lee Recreation Center Art Enrichment 

The Joseph Lee Recreation Center will undergo a major remodel, including the 
replacement of much of the existing structure. Jill Manton explained that, due 
to limited staff time, the selection of an artist for the Joseph Lee Recreation 
Center is not proceeding in sequence with the architectural design. She 
requested that Commissioners approve a location for artwork at the site, so 
that the structure can be designed to accept artwork. Brooke Mehbratu, 
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proposed renovation. The Recreation Center, located in the Bayview District 
between Newcomb, Oakdale and Mendell, is home to a major cultural artifact, 
a mural by Dewey Grumpier painted in the 1970's. While portions of the mural 
will be destroyed in the remodel, large sections of it will remain and have a 
strong visual presence at the site. Manton acknowledged Mehbratu for making 
an extra effort to preserve the mural. 

Potential options for location of the artwork were presented for discussion. 
They include treatment of the walls on either side of the entry doors, a 
freestanding sculpture near the building entrance, or a suspended artwork in 
the 13-foot high lobby. The budget for art enrichment will be about $70,000. 
Commissioners declined to approve a single location, suggesting that it should 
be up to the selected artist. They spoke favorably of the possibility of 
freestanding artwork in the entry landscape, or an "archway" treatment 
protruding from the building reflecting the motif in the Grumpier mural. 
Artwork on the perimeter fencing was also discussed, but rejected by 
consensus of the Commissioners. 

The followins motion was tabled. 

Motion: Motion to approve an approach for development of a public art project 

at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center. 

4, Arts Commission Gallery 

Richard Newirth reported that the new Gallery Director, Meg Shiffler, will be 
starting work on Monday, October 3. In her absence, Tucker Nichols, a member 
of the Gallery Advisory Board and of its subset Programming Committee, 
requested approval of an interim exhibition to be installed in the Gallery from 
early November, 2005 to mid-January, 2006. The concept is a two-person show 
of an "outsider" and a local artist. The idea is to make artists from outside the 
Bay Area relevant by pairing them with local artists with whom they share 
certain characteristics. The proposed "outside" artist, Oliver Herring, was 
born in Germany and lives in New York City. Nichols showed images from two 
of the artist's current bodies of work in which he challenges the borders 
between modern art genres. In the first, the artist takes multiple photographs 
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with hundreds of pieces of the photos. The second group includes videos and 
stills of people from off the street who are given props and asked to perform 
simple, often absurd tasks while the action is documented. Herring will be an 
artist-in-residence the Headlands Center for the Arts next month. He is 
currently represented by Max Protech Gallery in New York. 

East Bay artist Tim Sullivan is proposed for the local artist. Sullivan holds an 
MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he specialized in photography 
and video. Sullivan's work also has an absurdist streak. He examines himself 
and his place in the world, playing with optical illusions and notions of 
contrast, belonging and separation, inside and outside. Sullivan will be 
creating new work for the exhibit so he is receiving a larger honorarium. 

Motion: Motion to approve an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 
Van Ness Avenue by Tim Sullivan and Oliver Herring from November 2005 
through January 2006. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $700 to Tim Sullivan for 
an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness Avenue from 
November 2005 through January 2006. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Motion: Motion to approve an honorarium payment of $300 to Oliver Herring for 
an exhibition at the Arts Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness Avenue from 
November 2005 through January 2006. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

5. Broadway Streetscape Improvements Art Enrichment 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the site plans for improvements to the streetscape on 
Broadway near the intersection with Columbus, including the small plaza to be 
created at the intersection. She explained that the selection panel had 
interviewed three finalists, Cork Marcheschi, Jessica Bodner and Brian Goggin, 
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for the plaza. Commissioner Hunter, who was a member of the selection 
panel, described the selection process and assured the Committee that, 
although there was lively discussion among the panelists, they had generally 
agreed that Brian Goggin was the appropriate choice for the site. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation of Brian 
Goggin as the project artist to perform the public art commission for the 
Broadway Streetscape. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Motion: Motion to authorize that the Director of Cultural Affairs enter 
into a contract with Brian Goggin in an amount not to exceed $37,500 for 
the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of an artwork for the 
Broadway Streetscape Project. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

6. Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton announced that the selection panel for the Academy of Sciences art 
enrichment program had interviewed four artists: Ned Kahn, Janet Echelman, 
Susumu Shingu, and Maya Lin, and had selected Maya Lin to receive the 
commission. The artists went through a rigorous selection process, including 
long interviews. Ms. Manton stated that Lin was selected on the basis of her 
international reputation and deep personal interest in species loss. In fact, Lin 
has created a foundation to support work in this arena. The panel decided not 
to select an alternate, choosing to re-convene in the event that Lin is unable to 
undertake the project. The members of the Academy on the panel expressed 
pleasure in the choice, as they believe that Lin's artwork will be as compelling 
as the Renzo Piano building. Maya Lin will be in San Francisco on October 24, 
2005. 

Motion: Motion to approve the recommendation made by the Art Advisory 
Committee of the Academy of Sciences to select artist Maya Lin as the artist to 
perform the public art commission for the Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 
Project. 

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Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

Motion: Motion to enter into a preliminary design contract with Maya Lin for an 

amount not to exceed $40,000 for the Academy of Sciences Art Enrichment 

Project. 

Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious presented the revised design by artist Cheonae Kim for tile work 
to be installed at the swimming pool at Laguna Honda Hospital. She explained 
that the artist had been through several iterations using a palette from 
standard commercial tile. The artist's new design was facilitated by the Arts 
Commission, which agreed to pay for a more expensive custom tile from Heath 
Ceramics. Heath would work with the artist to match their glazes to her 
colors. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised color palette and design by Cheonae Kim 
for the Aqua Therapy Room at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

Ms. Pontious presented images of two of the 16 tapestries for the central 
Esplanade of Laguna Honda designed by Lewis deSoto, which depict the 
history of the hospital. The client found the two images, entitled " 1947- 
1954" and "1934-1954-1982" problematic. In the case of the tapestry 
called "1947-1954", a minor language change was sufficient to gain the 
hospital's approval. The design of the second tapestry was changed to 
emphasize the covering over and rediscovery of several WPA murals by 
Glenn Wessel. 

Motion: Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised designs for the "1947- 
1954" (UCSF) and "1934-1954-1982" (Glenn Wessel murals) tapestry 
panels for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
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Artist Suzanne Biaggi has been commissioned to carve stone sculptures 
for the Alzheimer Wander Garden in one of the atriums of the new 
hospital. The hospital has requested that the artist create additional 
"marker" stones for garden pathways to draw patients along the pathways 
and excite their senses. Susan Pontious explained that there would be 
additional time and expenses for this work and asked for approval of an 
increase to the artist's contract. 

Motion: Motion to approve increasing Suzanne Biaggi's contract from 
$55,000 to $64,284 to allow for the inclusion of additional stone markers 
along the "wander path" in Courtyard F at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

8. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project 

Nancy Gonchar distributed images of the 16th Avenue tiled steps, and 
explained the process by which they came into existence. A group of neighbors 
at 16th Avenue and Moraga, led by project manager Jessie Audette, had 
conceived the idea of paving the steps in the tradition of tiled steps seen in 
Italian and Sicilian villages. The community raised the necessary funds, 
obtained discounts and in-kind donations, contracted with the artists, and met 
with the Department of Public Works and the Arts Commission to identify the 
best materials and processes for the tiling of 167 concrete steps. The artists, 
Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr, worked with the community to design and 
create the tiles. Gonchar introduced the artists, who received a round of 
applause. Jill Manton attended the dedication, and spoke to the committee of 
the notable breadth and diversity of project supporters. They were of all ages 
and ethnicities. She stated that the steps are a great service to the public as 
well as to the Arts Commission, as they have recruited many new converts to 
the power of art in public places. 

Frank Noto, resident of Quintara Street, representing the Golden Gate Heights 
Neighborhood Group, spoke in favor of the project. 

Motion: Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the 16th Avenue Tiled 
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Steps Project by Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

9, Review of Harvey Milk Plaques for Harvey Milk Plaza at the Castro Muni 
Station 

Jill Manton introduced the mock-ups of photographic plaques that are proposed 
for installation at the Harvey Milk Plaza Castro Muni Station, The three panels 
will be fabricated in ceramic steel and installed on a picket fence bordering a 
garden area recently cleaned and re-landscaped by the Department of Public 
Works (DPW). The project was conceived and managed by DPW in cooperation 
with Supervisor Bevan Dufty. Supervisor Dufty invited the photographer Dan 
Nicoletta, to curate a selection of photographs of Harvey Milk, which make up 
the images on the plaques. Dan Nicoletta was present at the meeting to speak 
on behalf of the Supervisor and of Liz Lerma, DPW Community Liaison, who was 
unable to attend the meeting. He explained that the picket fence was the 
most visible site, and the plaques would act as a focal point for commuters. 
Commissioners noted that the plaques might be better sited if they were not 
below eye level. Mr. Nicoletta noted that the plaques will be placed at eye 
level. They will be bolted to the fence posts but can be moved if necessary if a 
better site is identified in the future. 

Motion: Motion to approve the designs proposed for a series of three 

commemorative plaques in honor of Harvey Milk to be placed at the Harvey 

Milk Plaza at the entrance to the Castro Muni Station. M 

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Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

10. San Francisco International Airport Art Enrichment 

Susan Pontious showed slides of "Cardboard Kore" by Michael Stutz, a figurative 
sculpture executed in post-consumer paper products. The life-size sculpture 
will be installed shortly at Boarding Area C of San Francisco International 
Airport. It will join several other artworks by important Bay Area artists, in 
what has become a sculpture court with pieces by Jun Kaneko, Werner Klotz, 
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Motion: Motion to accept "Cardboard Kore, " a figurative sculpture executed in 
post-consumer paper products, by Michael Stutz, commissioned for Boarding 
Area C of San Francisco International Airport, into the Civic Art Collection, 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Susan Pontious gave an update on the Sister City Project Proposal, directing the 
Commissioners attention to the staff report accompanying the meeting 
agenda. In response to the Airport Director's strong interest in using some of 
the remaining Art Enrichment funds to do an art project honoring San 
Francisco's sister cities, the VAC previously approved asking Lewis deSoto for a 
proposal expanding his artv^ork, In the Air, (located in the arrivals lobby of the 
International Terminal), to include acknowledgement of the sister cities. He 
was also invited to look at expanding the artwork in the departures area. 
Part I of his proposal for expanding the work on the arrivals lobby includes 
creating a special outer "ring" for the sister city plaques. Currently installed 
are six medallions of cities that are sister cities. Eight more medallions would 
be designed. All 14 of the plaques would then have to be cast (existing 
medallions would have to be re-cast as it is unlikely that they could be 
removed without damage), and installed with the special "sister city" ring. 

The cost for Part I is estimated to be $31 ,465. 

Phase II of his proposal calls for expanding the project to the international 
concourses. The artist proposes to site fourteen 6' acrylic medallions between 
the seismic braces in both the A & G concourses. The imagery will reference 
the In the Air medallions by using the same airport pilot maps in the 
background, with the flower associated with each sister city superimposed on 
the map. The estimated cost for this part of the proposal is approximately 
$200,500, not including engineering and installation. 

Members of the Visual Arts Committee expressed concern that proceeding with 
Phase II of this proposal would represent a major commitment of Art 
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of concern is the fact that the number and identity of sister cities is not fixed. 
New cities are added, and the sister city status of others becomes defunct. 
How these changes would be incorporated in an artwork needs to be seriously 
considered. 

Staff noted that it has traditionally been the purview of the Airport Art 
Steering Committee (AASC) to address issues like these, and then make a 
recommendation to both the Airport and Arts Commissions. The committee 
agreed that the issue of proceeding with either Phase I or Phase II should be 
deferred to the AASC for their consideration and recommendation. 

The following motions were referred to the Airport Art Steering Committee 
for consideration and recommendation: 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract 
with Lewis deSoto for $32,500 to expand his artwork. In the Air, located in the 
Arrivals Lobby of San Francisco International Airport, to include 14 new plaques 
honoring San Francisco Sister Cities. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract 
with Lewis deSoto for $9,500 for design development of his proposal to create 
14 acrylic medallions celebrating San Francisco's sister cities, for installation in 
Boarding Areas A and G of the International Terminal at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

1 1 . Portola Branch Library Art Enrichment 

Judy Moran requested approval of the selection panel's recommendation of 
Dana Zed to create artwork for the Portola Branch Library. Moran pointed to 
the artist's presentation board showing examples of her past work, in which she 
fuses delicate metal filigree with glass. The glass can be opaque or 
transparent, may be colored, and can incorporate copper and other metals and 
objects. The board was displayed in the community along with those of the 
other two finalists, Sayed Alavi and Rene Yung. The panel, in making the 
selection, noted the artist's playfulness and use of color, which they thought 
would enhance the austere building. Moran explained that the branch library is 
in a residential area surrounded by private residences and next to a middle 
school. The architectural team of Stoner, Meek and Noll & Tarn have suggested 
that Zed's glass artwork could be installed in either exterior or interior 
locations that are already designed to receive glazing such as windows. The 
architects also encouraged the artist to complement their design approach of 
incorporating a narrative, book-related theme throughout the facility. Among 

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the themes for the artwork suggested at a community meeting was a history of 
greenhouses and nurseries in the area. The Commissioners expressed 
skepticism about both the architects' and community's suggestions. 

Moran noted that Dana Zed was selected from a pre-qualified pool of artists 
that had been selected by a panel of arts professionals and library staff 
specifically for the Branch Library Improvement Art Enrichment Program. A 
selection of the Library Artist Pool were then presented to an artist selection 
committee for the Portola Branch Library composed of three community 
members, the library branch manager, and a representative of the 
architectural team. Moran explained that the two-tiered selection process had 
been developed several years ago in conjunction with the Library, which 
wanted a community-based process. The result is the Branch Library 
Improvement Art Enrichment Plan for the seven library branches eligible for art 
enrichment. Commissioners questioned the heavy involvement of community 
members in the artist selection process. Moran explained that the Public Art 
Program staff had learned a great deal from the Branch Library Plan and were 
continuing to develop ways of improving the process. 

Motion: Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation of Dana Zed as 
the project artist for the Portola Branch Library. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Dana Zed for an amount not to exceed $36,000 for design, 
fabrication and installation of an artwork for Portola Branch Library. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

12. Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Susan Pontious asked Commissioners for their comments and edits to the 2005 
draft guidelines, which were distributed to them on September 19, 2005. She 
explained that the Guidelines govern the procedure by which the public art and 
collections staff implements the Commission's policy. 

Commissioner Kinder noted that Section 2.3 of the City Charter indicates that 
the Arts Commission supervises and controls all funds for art approved by the 
Board of Supervisors. He stated that this language would seem to indicate that 
funds allocated by the Board of Supervisors to Grants for the Arts should be 
supervised and controlled by the Arts Commission. Director Newirth offered to 
seek clarification from the City Attorney on this matter. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked for clarification of the Public Art Fund. Richard 
Newirth explained that it is funding that the Arts Commission receives through 
the Symphony's Summer In the City Program. The funds used to be 
discretionary but are now almost entirely devoted to salaries. The possibility 
of changing the name of the fund was discussed. 

It was also suggested that Section 2.2.2 of the Charter should be photocopied 
and sent to the Mayor, City department heads, division heads and managers to 
remind them of the Arts Commission's mandate to supervise, and control funds 
and approve artwork on City property. 

Commissioners requested the following changes to the 2005 Civic Art Collection 
Guidelines: 

Section 3.2: Mission and Goals . Change "congenial" social spaces to 
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Sections 3.3.5 and 3.3.6: Director of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program 
Director, Public Art Managers . Add language regarding responsibility for 
developing a broader curatorial vision inclusive of the entire collection. 
Include the context of the artv^ork v/ithin the Civic Art Collection and 
whether the work strengthens the collection. 

Section 4.3.2: Criteria for Artwork . Include the context of the artwork 
within the Civic Art Collection and whether the work strengthens the 
collection. 

Section 5.6.3: Placement/Site . Change last item to "significant 
enhancement of the site" and move it to the top of the list. 

Susan Pontious requested a revision to the original motion, to allow approval of 
the motion with the modifications requested by the Commissioners. 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Revision of the Civic Art Collection 
Guidelines as revised by Visual Arts Committee, September 30, 2005. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

13. 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool 

Commissioner Leonard Hunter was appointed to serve on the selection panel 
for the 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool screening, scheduled for October 7, 2005. 

14. Civic Art Collections 

Rommel Taylor requested approval of the Committee to rotate the Leonidas 
Statue in Golden Gate Park 180 degrees to face the pedestrian promenade. The 
change will preserve the original location but make the statue more accessible 
to pedestrians. The plaque will be located on the front of the statue's granite 
base. 

Motion: Motion to approve the designs proposed for a series of three 
commemorative plaques in honor of Harvey Milk to be placed at the Harvey 
Milk Plaza at the entrance to the Castro Muni Station. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

Mr. Taylor announced that the Arts Commission is participating in 
Architecture and the City, a city-wide, program of tours, films, exhibitions 
and lectures, sponsored by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for 
Architecture + Design. He has curated an exhibition of Arts Commission 
public art projects in architecture entitled Public Works: Architecture and 
Art, which will be on display from October 4 to October 25 in the lobby of 
25 Van Ness Avenue. A reception will be held on October 6, from 6:00 to 
8:00 p.m. in the lobby. Taylor presented Conmiissioners with the event 
catalog for the entire two-month program of events, which includes the 
Arts Conmiission's exhibition. 

15. Burning Man Temporary Art Exhibit 

Jill Manton introduced Leslie Pritchett, Executive Director of the Black Rock 
Arts Foundation. Manton and Pritchett are collaborating on the installation of 
a series of temporary artworks in the city, in honor of the 20th anniversary of 
Burning Man, a project that is strongly supported by the Mayor. The 
Foundation proposes to bring work from Burning Man to the city, starting with 
the Civic Center. A committee of the Foundation board selected a piece that 
would translate from the desert to the Civic Center, the 45-foot high, 2,500- 
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make it unclimbable and to remove any hazardous surfaces. The engineering 
firm of Degan and Kolb will handle engineering issues. The Foundation will 
review its plans with the Building Department and with the City's ADA 
coordinator to assure compliance with codes and that any needed permits are 
obtained. The 24-footed sculpture will not require a special footing. It will be 
staked into the ground at each contact point. A motion to approve the 
installation of Flock will be placed on the full Commission's agenda under the 
Visual Arts Committee's report. 

16. New Business - Hayes Green Temporary Art Program 

Jill Manton stated that she has begun discussions with the community to 
develop a program for temporary artworks at Hayes Green. A budget of 
$50,000 is available for this effort. Among the ideas discussed are both 
sculpture and performance on the Green itself and a multi-block installation in 
the dirt areas where the freeway used to be. She spoke of the need to develop 
a fair selection process so that the Commission does not rely solely on Black 
Rock artists. Commissioners warned of the need to be clear about the 
community's expectations, to be sure that the artwork has the impact that the 
community envisions. 

17. Old Business 



18. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 
Submitted by Tonia Macneil, Public Art Project Manager 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

10/6/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. iNFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of ceil phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance {San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website. 

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to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a 
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October 19 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 2 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Agenda 



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1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs of "What's New?" by the 
artist team of Julio Morales and Claudio Michelo, for the Art on Market 
Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series, to be installed betv^een November 1 1 , 
2005, and February 9, 2006. 

2. Public Art Ordinance Evaluation 

Jill Manton 

Evaluation of the Public Art Ordinance and comparison of other public art 

programs. 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

i. Moscone Recreation Center 

Jill Manton and Jorge Alfaro, Department of Public Works 

Project overview and review of staff recommendation regarding artwork 

location and approach. 

4. Gallery Report 

Richard Newirth 

Introduction of Gallery Director Meg Shiffler. 

5. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 
Project update 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Request for approval of conceptual design 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design of artwork by Troy Corliss 
for the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Linnea Glatt for Courtyard E 
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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Linnea Glatt for $55,000 for fabrication, transportation and 
installation of a multi-part sculpture for Courtyard E at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

8. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Nominations of artists to be invited to apply for consideration for commission 
to create artwork for the gateroom walls at San Francisco International Airport. 

9. Possible Loan of "Masquerade in Black" 
JiU Manton and Susan Pontious 

Discussion of possible loan of "Masquerade in Black" for display at de Young 
Museum. 

10. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

1 1 . New Business — Temporary Mural on PUC Water Tower 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of the proposed temporary painted mural of an elephant on the PUC 

Water Tower in Potrero Hill. 

Only one of the following two motions may be adopted: 

Motion: Motion to approve a temporary painted mural of an elephant on the 

PUC Water Tower in Potrero Hill. 

Motion: Motion to not approve a temporary painted mural of an elephant on 
the PUC Water Tower in Potrero Hill. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

10/14/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
"he removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Commissioners Present mq^ j g 2005 

0. f f Leonard Hunter, Jeannene Przyblyski, Lawrence Rinder 

, Absent: Dede Wilsey, Pop Zhao SAN FRANCISCO 

^^. - PUBLIC LIBRARY 

' ^ Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Jennifer Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill 

Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Meg Shiffler 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 
The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs of "What's New?" by the 
artist team of Julio Morales and Claudio Michelo, for the Art on Market 
Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series, to be installed between November 1 1 , 
2005, and February 9, 2006. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

2. Public Art Ordinance Evaluation 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on research that she has done • 

on the public art ordinances of various cities, and on the related conversations 
that she has had with Commissioner Przyblyski and Richard Newirth, Director of 
Cultural Affairs. 

Ms. Manton reviewed with Commissioners San Francisco's Public Art Ordinance 
and described the sections of the ordinance which should be revised. 

1 . Regarding the 2% of project funds allocated for art, Ms. Manton stated 
that we need to clarify on which amount the 2% allocation is based: the 
estimated construction cost or the construction bid or contract amount. 

2. The ordinance's definitions need to be better articulated. For example, 
the definition that "New Additions" qualify for art enrichment only if 
they are at least two-thirds the size of the existing structure has been 
used by other City departments to claim that the project is not eligible 
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reflect that any and all new additions to buildings, parks and 
transportation improvement projects will generate art enrichment. 

3. Regarding the pooling of funds, Ms. Manton recommends that the 
language of the ordinance be modified to clearly establish the Arts 
Commission's authority to pool funds within a department and its right 
to place the artwork anywhere within the jurisdiction of the department 
from whose project the funds were obtained, provided that this is not 
prohibited by the funding source. San Jose and San Diego allow their 
Arts Commissions to pool funds. Ms. Pontious pointed out that bond 
funds have restrictions that do not allow us to pool funds across 
departments. 

4. The current ordinance allows the Arts Commission to use up to 20% of 
the Art Enrichment funds to cover administrative costs and up to 5% for 
maintenance and conservation. Ms. Manton recommended the 
elimination of the fixed percentage for administrative and maintenance 
costs, instead allowing the Arts Commission to exercise its best 
judgment as to what is appropriate for each project. Mr. Newirth 
stated that this would encourage the pooling of funds, because larger- 
budget projects cost less administratively. Ms. Manton added that public 
art programs in San Jose, Seattle and San Diego currently determine 
project administrative allocations in this way. Commissioner Przyblyski 
stated that this will make it vivid to the client and community that an 
extended process will cost more administratively. 

5. Mr. Newirth has proposed that the Arts Commission secure another 
source of funding outside the ordinance for at least one staff position. 
The Public Art Network Survey indicates that 81% of public art programs 
nationwide have another source of funding for staff outside the art 
enrichment money. This is the case for San Jose and San Diego. 

6. There is a need for a philosophical statement as the preamble to the 
ordinance which speaks of San Francisco s commitment to the artistic 
enrichment of our city. This would help inform other city agencies 
about the philosophy behind the Public Art Program. 

7. Ms. Manton referenced the private development requirement in Los 
Angeles where developers are given the option of either onsite public art 
or placing the funds in a public art trust fund that might be used for 
temporary public art projects or permanent installations in other 
locations. 

8. Finally, whether as part of this ordinance or as a separate new 
ordinance, the Mayor's Policy Paper on the Arts has recommended a 
consolidation of curatorial supervision under the Arts Commission of the 
three City programs (City Planning, the Redevelopment Agency, and the 
Arts Commission) dealing with government-mandated public art. In 
contrast, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles and Portland 
programs are all involved in managing public art for private development 
1-0 varying degrees. Commissioner Przyblyski noted that the San 
trancisco Redevelopment Agency often hires outside consultants to 
manage their public art projects, which means that they are outsourcing 
City work. 



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3. Moscone Recreation Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced Jorge Alfaro and Andy 
Maloney from the Department of Public Works. Jorge Alfaro, Project Manager 
of Moscone Recreation Center Project, gave an overview of the plans for the 
center's renovation. He stated that the center is located in the Marina District 
at Laguna and Chestnut Streets. Mr. Alfaro met v^ith Ms. Manton to discuss 
possible sites at the center for new public art. Mr. Maloney distributed site 
photos and plans of the building to the Commissioners and explained that the 
best possible site for art is adjacent to the south facade of the recreation 
center where Buchanan Street meets Chestnut Street. Ms. Manton stated that 
they were not recommending locating art in the northern part of the building 
because it is already being well used by the activities occurring at the 
recreation center. Ms. Manton thinks it is preferable to mark the entrance of 
the building and mentioned the Mayor's keen interest in more sculpture 
opportunities. She stated that the art budget will be around $65,000. 
Commissioner Hunter suggested the commissioning of a piece that could act as 
an icon for the building. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that Chestnut Street 
could use a sculptural element. She suggested that the architects might 
consider adjusting the ramp to allow the artwork site to be on axis with 
Buchanan Street. Ms. Manton stated that the next step would be to hold a 
community meeting. She added that the artist would be selected from a pool 
of greater Bay Area artists. 

4. Gallery Report 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth introduced the new Gallery 
Director, Meg Shiffler. He stated that she is in the midst of preparing for the 
Gallery's annual fundraiser, Commission '05, which will occur on Friday, 
October 21st. 

Ms. Shiffler stated that in the last couple of weeks, she has been trying to let 
herself do a little dreaming for the Gallery. As one of her goals, she would like 
to activate City Hall and engage with local communities. She feels that the 
title of Gallery Director is misleading, and would much rather be thought of as 
an Exhibitions Director, activating exhibitions both within and outside of the 
gallery. She is interested in artists who work outside the confines of a gallery 
space, and is interested in programming that could potentially blur the lines 
between the Gallery Program, the Public Art Program and the Community Arts 
and Education Program. For example, she would like to curate a series of 
temporary exhibitions of site-specific works by fine artists in the windows of a 
particular community. She stated that she is easing into the exhibitions 
because the Advisory Board's Programming Committee programmed the first 
show which pairs a local artist with a national artist. She is interested in doing 
a series of three exhibitions based on the idea of pairing a local and national 
artist. The series would culminate with a small publication tying the 
exhibitions together. During this time she would also like to think about group 
shows and the Gallery's award shows. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that there is a hunger for real "conversations" 
to happen in the gallery, and suggests that we have additional programs like 
"Artists Talks." She added that she would like Commissioner Rinder to join the 
Advisory Board's Programming Committee as a way to create more connection 
between the Gallery Advisory Board and the Visual Arts Committee. She also 
mentioned that the Arts Commission needs to be paying attention to what is 
happening with 155 Grove Street. She stated that Ken Paige has recruited 
Lome Buchman and Steve Oliver to help get the building developed. Ms. 
Shiffler stated that she has an interest in being involved in discussions about 
the possible new building at 155 Grove Street. She added that having gone 
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benefits of multi-use spaces. 

Mr. Newirth stated that Ms. Shiffler has met with Daniel Homsey of the Mayor's 
Office and will be working on a way to bring more arts programming to City 
Hall and have an impact on the overall curatorial vision. He added that the 
life-size styrofoam Hummer by Andrew Junge which was produced at the 
NorCal Artist in Residence program will be on view in the Grove Street windows 
from mid-November through mid-January. 

The Commissioners welcomed Ms. Shiffler. 

5. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil gave an update on the art enrichment project 
at Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center. She reminded the Commissioners 
that the artists, Jon Rubin and Jim Goldberg, had proposed to create a trophy 
wall encased by a glass curtain for the interior of the new gymnasium. The 500 
to 700 trophies will be mounted on single steel rods and displayed with 
dramatic lighting against a black wall. 

She stated that the artists are trying to resolve a technical issue with their 
project and she is seeking Commissioner input on the issues. The artists had 
planned to buy secondhand trophies on the internet and replace the figures, 
but they are unable to fabricate the replacement figures within budget. 
Instead, they would like to photograph community members and adhere these 
photographs to blocks which would be mounted on the trophy base. Ms. 
Macneil has concerns about maintenance related to this alternative proposal 
and asked Commissioners for their suggestions as to how to adhere the 
photographs to the trophies. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that if the artists go to all the trouble of 
acquiring unique secondhand trophies, perhaps it would be better if they were 
to replace the plaques and leave the figures. She questioned how successful it 
would be to replace the trophy figures with photographs of everyday people 
from the community. She added that the plaques could reference actual 
community members. She prefers the idea of manipulating the plaques to the 
idea of manipulating the figures. Commissioner Hunter stated that he had no 
problem with the project's concept of referencing everyday people, but felt 
that the artists need to find a better solution. Commissioner Rinder suggested 
that the artists cull trophies from the neighborhood. Ms. Macneil stated that 
she will report the Commissioners' recommendations to the artists. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the artists need to be aware that the 
Commissioners had some concerns about the proposed solution. She suggested 
that the artists submit one or more mockups of a trophy with photo image 
and/or a very detailed rendering of the installation of the trophies before the 
artists go to the trouble of trying to resolve the technical issues. 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual design of artwork by Troy Corliss for 

the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 

7. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious presented a revised proposal by Linnea Glatt 
for Courtyard E, which is an area for patients who suffer primarily from 
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explained that Ms. Glatt's first proposal worked with the symmetrical dispersal 
of button-shaped sculptures. Upon reviewing the original proposal, the 
Commissioners had requested that the artist create more varied designs and 
colors for the button sculptures. Ms. Pontious explained that the revised 
proposal now calls for three different size buttons in three different colors. 
Commissioner Hunter stated that the revised button designs may be too unique 
to be understood easily as buttons. He recommended that the artist use the 
button design from the original proposal for at least one or two of the 
sculptures in order to give the viewer a clear reference. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Linnea Glatt for Courtyard E 
at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Linnea Glatt for $55,000 for fabrication, transportation and 
installation of a multi-part sculpture for Courtyard E at Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

8. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported that artist selection for the new gate 
room walls at the San Francisco International Airport will begin moving forward 
soon and she would like Commissioners to recommend artists to be invited to 
apply for consideration for these commissions. The gate room wall 
opportunities were advertised as part of the Request for Qualifications for the 
2005 Artist Pool. The artwork can be two-dimensional or sculptural, and the 
budget for each work is around $130,000. Ms. Pontious presented images of 
the existing gate room wall artwork, including work by the following artists: 
Mildred Howard, Enrique Chagoya, Viola Frey, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, 
Squeak Carnwath, Carmen Lomas Garza, Rigo, Juana Alicia and Manuel 
Montoya, and Rupert Garcia. She stated that these are primarily local artists. 
Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that it would be nice to have another 
photographic piece and another sculptural work. Ms. Pontious stated that most 
of these artists did not usually work in permanent materials, so she worked 
with them to translate their ideas into a permanent material. Commissioner 
Rinder suggested that the Mission School be represented and recommended 
artists Alicia McCarthy and Clare Rojas. Commissioner Hunter supports the 
idea of commissioning the work of Bay Area artists for these walls as a way to 
showcase local talent to visitors. Mr. Newirth recommended Isis Rodriguez. 
Ms. Pontious asked Commissioners to send her any additional 
recommendations. 

9. Possible Loan of "Masquerade in Black" 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the possible loan of 
"Masquerade in Black" by Jay DeFeo for display at the de Young Museum. She 
explained that the artwork was originally purchased for the Airport Collection, 
but due to the display conditions at the airport it cannot be exhibited there. 
The Arts Commission recently entered into an agreement for six months with 
Cheryl Haines to sell the piece. Ms. Pontious stated that the funds resulting 
from the sale would be temporarily placed in the maintenance endowment to 
earn interest to maintain artwork in the collection. She added that there is 
strong interest in the piece at the de Young, but they are currently not able to 
acquire it. Ms. Manton stated that it might attract a donor if it were displayed 
at the de Young. Commissioner Rinder asked what the motivation would be for 
the de Young to buy it, if we were to loan it to them. Ms. Manton stated that 
the loan could be short-term. Commissioner Rinder stated that from a museum 
perspective, a one-year loan would be reasonable, but six-months is too short. 
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promised gift to the museum. The museum could also request from the donor 
that the artwork be exhibited during at least ten percent of each year. 
Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she feels strongly that the piece should 
stay in the Bay Area. 

10. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave an update on the Diller + Scofidio 
project. She stated that there are still a number of problems. She will soon be 
meeting with a fabricator and the engineer to investigate a clanging and 
booming noise that can be heard from the second level lobby as the screen 
turns the corner. She added that the main hard drive for the system has died. 
She has been preparing an accident report for the City Attorney related to the 
Sheedy accident. Multimedia's work is still under warranty, and the screen 
won't be accepted until it is fixed. Ms. Manton stated that she has spoken with 
the artists about reconsidering the motion component given the current 
problems. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that Ms. Manton has the 
Commissioners' support. 

1 1 . New Business - Temporary Mural on PUC Water Tower 

This discussion was tabled. 

The foUowing motions were tabled: 

Motion: Motion to approve a temporary painted mural of an elephant on the 

PUC Water Tower in Potrero Hill. 

Motion: Motion to not approve a temporary painted mural of an elephant on 
the PUC Water Tower in Potrero Hill. 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office. 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Loworn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items wilt be taken before or during 

consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 

devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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November 16 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
NOV 1 8 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Agenda 

1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to authorize payment of an honorarium to graduate collection 
management intern, Marcus Davies, in an amount not to exceed $3,000, 
to temporarily take over the duties of the collection archivist while she 
assists Cultural Equity Grants with a staff transition. 

2. Portola Branch Library 

Judy Moron 

Presentation of preliminary proposal by artist Dana Zed of an artwork for the 

Portola Branch Library. 

Motion: Motion to approve a preliminary proposal of an artwork by artist Dana 
Zed, to be further developed by the artist, for installation in the Portola 
Branch Library. 

3. Review of Design by Alex MacLeitch for private Percent-for-Art at the 
Patson Building at 275 Sacramento 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to decline approval of the design by Alex MacLeitch for 
numerous cast bronze fish embedded in the sidewalk surrounding the Patson 
Building at 275 Sacramento. 

4. Gallery Report 

Meg Shiffler 

Report on "Commission 05" fundraiser and preliminary discussion for new 

programmatic focus. 

5. Broadway Streetscape Improvements 

Tonia Macneil 

Informational presentation of artwork proposal by Brian Goggin for the 

proposed plaza at Broadway and Columbus Streets. 

6. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of trophy mock-ups for artwork. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design of trophies by Jon Rubin and Jim 
Goldberg to be installed at Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center. 



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7. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Airport Art Steering Committee meeting report and update on "Flight Patterns" 
by Larry Kirkland. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution 0912-05-200, authorizing the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with Larry Kirkland for $90,000 to 
relocate "Flight Patterns." 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Larry Kirkland in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to remove 
"Flight Patterns'" from Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport, 
and re-install it in Boarding Area C. 

8. Mission Street Sidewalk Extensions 

Judy Moran 

Explanatory Document: Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the acceptance of ownership by the Arts 
Commission of nine latex molds created by artist Brian Goggin that were used 
in the fabrication of "Substrata," nine cement artworks currently in the Civic 
Art Collection and installed in nine sidewalk extensions on Mission Street in 
1999. 

9. Larson Park Sava Pool Facility 

Judy Moran 

Motion: Motion to increase the contract amount with Catherine Wagner for 
final design, fabrication and installation of an artwork for the Larson Park Sava 
Pool Facility from $72,000, to an amount not to exceed $74,000, to cover the 
costs of hiring an engineer to prepare a drawing for the artwork attachment 
system. 

10. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

1 1 . Academy of Sciences 
J/7/ Manton 

12. New Business 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

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Notices 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific Items will be taken before or during 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and we bsi te. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
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email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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November 16 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Minutes 



Commissioners Present 

Leonard Hunter, Jeannene Przyblyski, Lawrence Rinder, Pop Zhao 
Absent: Dede Wilsey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN - 6 Z006 

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Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Carol Marie Daniels, Nancy Gonchar, 
Jennifer Lovvorn, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Meg Shiffler 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:00 p.m. 

1 . Consent 

1. Motion to authorize payment of an honorarium to graduate collection 
management intern, Marcus Davies, in an amount not to exceed $3,000, 
to temporarily take over the duties of the collection archivist while she 
assists Cultural Equity Grants with a staff transition. 

Motion: Motion to adopt the consent calendar items 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

2. Portola Branch Library 

Project Manager Judy Moran reported on the preliminary proposal by artist 
Dana Zed of an artwork for the Portola Branch Library. She explained that 
because the architectural plans are progressing quickly, the artwork approval 
process will be in two phases. The first phase will be to approve the artwork 
location in order to ensure that it is integrated into the architectural plans for 
the bid document. At a later meeting, she will present the artist's design to 
the Commissioners for approval. Ms. Moran presented the architectural model 
for the Library and stated that the architect's building design references books 
and linear elements. She recommended that the shutters just behind the 
entryway windows of the building would be the best site for the artwork, as it 
would be visible from both the interior and exterior of the building. She added 
that the shutters can be rotated on their poles, making visible the full range of 
the colors in the artwork's glass panels. She introduced artist Dana Zed and 
stated that she would design glass panels for the four shutters. Each panel, 
which is 7' x 2' and attached to a vertical hinged bar, will be engineered to 
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translucent in some sections and nnore opaque in others, will provide shade. 
Ms. Moran stated that the design for the panels is not yet determined, but she 
is seeking Commission approval for the artwork location. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that the artwork location is ingenious. 
Commissioner Hunter stated that the artwork will help mark the entrance to 
the building. Commissioner Przyblyski complimented Ms. Moran on finding a 
way to make the artwork a signature part of the building. She suggested that 
the artist's design should work in dialog with the architectural design of the 
building by referencing books and having linear elements. Commissioner Rinder 
stated that color would help enliven the space, and suggested that the artist 
not use neutral or ochre shades. He added that the artist should make sure that 
the panels look attractive when they are pushed together. The artist stated 
that the color of the glass would change depending on the angle of light. 

Motion: Motion to approve a preliminary proposal of an artwork by artist Dana 
Zed, to be further developed by the artist, for installation in the Portola 
Branch Library. 
Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

3. Review of Design by Alex MacLeitch for private Percent-for-Art at the 
Patson Building at 275 Sacramento 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that the artist was unable to 

attend today's meeting due to a family emergency. Therefore, this motion will 

be continued to the next meeting. She explained that the proposed project is 

for private Percent-for-Art work to be located on the sidewalk at 275 

Sacramento. She explained that in the C-3 zone of downtown San Francisco, 

private construction projects are subject to a 1% for art requirement. Selection 

of the artist is left to the discretion of the property developer. This 

requirement is overseen by the Department of City Planning. Planning staff 

ensure that the art is publicly accessible, falls into one of their categories of 

acceptable public art and is equal to 1% of the construction cost. Artwork of 

this kind does not have to go through any kind of public process and Arts 

Commission approval is not required unless the artwork is placed on City 

property. Ms. Manton stated that staff reviewed Mr. MacLeitch 's design 

proposal which calls for bronze elements to be embedded in the sidewalk, 

which is City property and therefore requires Arts Commission approval. Staff 

suggested alternatives to the artist, but for a variety of reasons the artist was 

not responsive to these suggestions. This is the artist's second project 

proposal. The first, which was designed for the building's lobby, was unable to 

go forward because the lobby is not designated as public space. If the Arts < 

Commission does not approve the artist's design, the developer will likely ■ 

contribute the 1% to a fund to support renovation of the Mint. , 



Commissioner Przyblyski stated that this could be an exemplary case to take to 
the Mayor to discuss the issue of art dollars being redirected to historic 
preservation. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 
Motion: Motion to decline approval of the design by Alex MacLeitch for 
numerous cast bronze fish embedded in the sidewalk surrounding the Patson 
Building at 275 Sacramento. 

Gallery Report 

Gallery Director Meg Shiffler announced that there are new exhibitions opening 
in the Gallery, City Hall and the Grove Street windows. She distributed 
announcements for these exhibitions to the Commissioners. She stated that 
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showing five or six different videos throughout the show. She added that he is 
experimenting in this exhibition for a future museum installation. The other 
Gallery artist, Tim Sullivan, has created all new work for this exhibition. Ms. 
Shiffler hopes that these exhibitions will garner good media coverage. 

She reported that the Gallery's annual fundraiser "Commission 05" was very 
successful. She stated that although the numbers have not been finalized, the 
fundraiser made about the same amount of money as last year ($30,000). While 
the earnings from the auction were lower, the amount earned at the door was 
much higher. There were more people at the event and the tickets were priced 
slightly higher than last year. There are already questions about whether this 
event has outgrown the gallery space. 

Ms. Shiffler reported that she met with the Gallery Advisory Board and 
introduced a new programming vision. She proposed thinking about the Gallery 
as the hub of the Gallery Program, with City Hall and the Windows as two of 
many additional projects. She would also like to create a "generative income" 
project. She stated that there will be a strategic planning retreat with the 
Advisory Board in January to further discuss programming and a new mission 
statement. After the strategic planning retreat, she'll give a fuller 
programming vision presentation to the Commissioners. She would also like to 
meet with Commissioners individually to discuss these ideas. 

Broadway Streetscape Improvements 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil gave an informational presentation of the 
artwork proposal by Brian Goggin for the plaza at Broadway and Columbus 
Streets in North Beach. The intersection is very complex because it is located 
where many cultures and neighborhoods meet, such as Chinatown, North 
Beach, the Adult Entertainment District, the Beat Generation historic sites, and 
the Financial District. The Department of Public Works is creating a small plaza 
at this intersection as part of the Broadway Streetscape Improvements. 

Initially Arts Commission staff had proposed commissioning an artist to create a 
sculptural light fixture or "art on a pole" for this site. However, the selection 
panel selected artist Brian Goggin, and through the selection process the 
approach has changed. Ms. Macneil presented Mr. Goggin's proposal for 
feedback and comments, but not for approval at today's meeting. She then 
presented slides of the artist's past work. 

Ms. Macneil introduced artist Brian Goggin. Mr. Goggin noted that he was 
inspired by the trailblazing energy of the communities surrounding the 
intersection to create an artwork related to the theme of "discovery." He had 
researched explorers who had ties to those communities, including Chinese 
explorers who came to North America prior to the Europeans, the Beat Poets 
who explored culture and creativity, and the political and intellectual 
explorers of the Bay Area. He also read "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth" 
by R. Buckminster Fuller, which inspired the image and the use of a schematic 
of a globe on the paving at the base. He wanted to design a piece that would 
bring all of these ideas together. He presented his proposal for an artwork 
called "Driving the Earth" and explained that the 15 foot tall "spaceship" 
sculpture would be made of salvaged materials from past technological 
devices. The sculpture would be crowned by a "cockpit," which includes a 
navigational helmet and steering wheel. He added that the height and slope of 
the piece would make it difficult to climb. He would use LED on the piece so 
that it would have a presence both day and night. He would also like to 
engrave a pictographic illustration on the sculpture, explaining how to drive 
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The artist has met and collaborated with the landscape architects in an effort 
to integrate the artwork and the plaza. The landscape architects developed the 
design of the central raised dome upon which the sculpture will be installed, as 
well as a set of way-finding systems, including a compass and street grid. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that he likes the fantastical nature of the theme. 
He said that the idea of the place from which one steers the planet is 
wonderful. His one quibble is that the sculpture doesn't quite look like the 
place from which one steers. He likes the idea of the helmet and a wheel, but 
suggests that the artist not use a car wheel. He suggested that the artist think 
more about the form of the sculpture. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that there is something wonderful about the 
artist's concept but would also like to push the artist to further develop it. She 
expressed concern that at a height of 1 5 feet, the elements at the top of the 
sculpture will need to be accentuated a bit more. She stated that she likes the 
finishes and would like to compliment the selection panel on their choice of 
Mr. Goggin. Commissioner Przyblyski added that she appreciates the willingness 
of the landscape architects to redesign the plaza with the artist. 

Regarding the plaza design. Commissioner Hunter stated that the simple 
patterning of the landscape is a natural response to the site and he thinks it 
works well. He stated that the artist's explanation of the piece is wonderful, 
but it is not yet visible in the piece. He does like the Jules Verne feeling of the 
proposed piece and he is glad that the artist and the landscape architect are 
working together. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that this is one of the most heavily trafficked 
corners in the city. She wants to make sure that the artwork is not climbable 
and not attractive to skateboarders. 

Ms. Macneil then explained that the plaza design would go before the Civic 
Design Committee for Phase One approval on November 21 , after which the 
Commission would convene a community meeting to present the artwork. 
Following that meeting, the proposal would be submitted for committee 
approval. 

6. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

This report was continued to the next meeting. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design of trophies by Jon Rubin and Jim 

Goldberg to be installed at Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center. 

7. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious distributed the minutes from the last Airport 
Art Steering Committee meeting. She stated that since the last discussion 
about the proposed Sister City project, she expressed concern to artist Lewis 
deSoto about the cost of the project and the fact that sister cities sometimes 
change. Mr. deSoto suggested a concept similar to the one he used for the Civic 
Center Courthouse where the State Seal is projected onto the floor. Ms. 
Pontious stated that the virtue of this approach is that there is no physical 
object and the medallions could be discreetly added and removed. She stated 
that there continues to be pressure on the Airport from the Mayor's Office to 
have a Sister Cities project. 

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the approach. Commissioner Przyblyski asked if the lighting conditions are right 
for a projection piece. Ms. Pontious stated that the artist took light 
measurements, but the mockup will allow us to see how it works. Ms. Manton 
recommended that the mockup be viewed on a sunny day when the light 
conditions would be brightest. 

Ms. Pontious gave an update on the removal and reinstallation of "Flight 
Patterns" by Larry Kirkland. Mr. Kirkland's installer, Fred Stoltz, had provided 
an initial bid of $90,000, but as he got a better understanding of the scope of 
the work, he backed out as the entity to do the work. Because the construction 
work is due to occur soon, Ms. Pontious gave Mr. Stoltz the names of two 
possible sub-contractors who provided bids. Those bids took into account all 
possible expenses, and were therefore much higher. The scaffolding is a major 
expense ($50,000). It may be that they can reach all the pieces with lifts, but 
it is possible that they may not. The bids were also higher because the work 
must be done between midnight and 5:00 a.m., when the hourly rate is higher. 
Mr. Stoltz will map the artwork elements, which will come down first and be 
cleaned. The brackets will also be removed. 

Commissioner Hunter asked whether it would be cheaper to just fabricate new 
brackets and leave the old brackets in place. Ms. Pontious stated that the 
construction will not affect the ceiling, and so the old brackets need to be 
removed. Ms. Pontious said that she will continue to investigate whether or not 
there is a more cost-effective means of executing the work. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution 0912-05-200, authorizing the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with Larry Kirkland for $90,000 to 
relocate "Flight Patterns." 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Larry Kirkland in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to remove 
"Flight Patterns" from Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport, 
and re-install it in Boarding Area C. 
Moved: Zhao/Rinder 
Abstained: Hunter 

Mission Street Sidewalk Extensions 

Project Manager Judy Moran stated that artist Brian Goggin has requested that 
the Arts Commission take ownership of nine latex molds that he used in the 
fabrication of nine cement artworks titled "Substrata," installed as pavers in 
nine sidewalk extensions on Mission Street. Mr. Goggin lost adequate storage 
space for the molds as a result of relocating his studio. The latex molds are 
needed for replacement of any of the cement artworks, if damaged. If the Arts 
Commission does not accept ownership of the latex molds for storage, the 
artist may have to destroy the molds. If approved by the Arts Commission, the 
molds will be stored at this time at 155 Grove Street, with the understanding 
by the artist that the Arts Commission may have to relocate the molds at a 
future date, or, if at some point Arts Commission storage space cannot be 
identified for the molds, the artist will be notified to determine whether he 
wants to have ownership of the molds transferred back to him. A Deed of Gift 
to this effect has been written with the assistance of the City Attorney's office. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that the agreement with the artist should be 
written to ensure that we are not liable if the molds decay. 

Motion: Motion to approve the acceptance of ownership by the Arts 
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in the fabrication of "Substrata," nine cement artworks currently in the Civic 

Art Collection and installed in nine sidewalk extensions on Mission Street in 

1999. 

Moved: Hunter/Rinder 

9. Larsen Park Sava Pool Facility 

Project Manager Judy Moran stated that there was a miscommunication with 
the artist, Catherine Wagner, regarding her budget for the Larsen Park Sava 
Pool Public Art Project. Because of that, the artist did not include in her 
original budget the costs of hiring an engineer to review and approve the 
attachment method for the art panels on one of the facility walls. Ms. Moran 
requested approval to increase the artist's contract amount to cover these 
costs. 

Motion: Motion to increase the contract amount with Catherine Wagner for 

final design, fabrication and installation of an artwork for the Larsen Park Sava 

Pool Facility, from $72,000 to an amount not to exceed $74,000, to cover the 

costs of hiring an engineer to prepare a drawing for the artwork attachment 

system. 

Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

10. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave the following update on the Diller 
+ Scofidio project. 

1. She stated that a steel band for the soffit rail is being engineered, which will 
correct the problem of peeling paint caused by the lower system wheels rolling 
along the painted rail. 

2. The mortar bed around one of the columns in the building will be excavated, 
pending Moscone Center 's approval, to begin exploring the cause of the 
clanking noise that occurs as the screen passes. This work may happen at 
Thanksgiving or Christmas when the Convention Center is unoccupied. 

3. Ric Scofidio will be coming out after Thanksgiving to investigate problems 
with the system and plans to seek an outside engineering consultation to 
determine what the problem with the system is: a design flaw, poor 
construction work, or the effects of the accident. 

4. The City Attorney will soon be sending a final demand letter to Sheedy's 
insurance. 

5. The system hard drive failed and was replaced last week. 

1 1 . Academy of Sciences 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that artist Maya Lin came to 
town and attended her first project kickoff meeting. Ms. Lin is very 
knowledgeable about science, biodiversity, extinction, and other relevant 
topics. She met with various heads of departments at the Academy of Sciences 
and was well acquainted with current issues in their fields. Ms. Manton stated 
that this confirmed that we selected the most uniquely qualified artist for the 
project. Ms. Lin might take as long as a year to develop her idea. She has 
expressed interest in creating a piece related to the planetarium or for the 
rear of the building. There was a gathering at the home of Randi Fisher, 
Academy of Sciences Trustee, in Maya Lin's honor, which Ms. Manton attended. 

12. New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that she would like to begin 
discussing the issue of artist selection with the Commissioners as part of the 
policy discussions. She asked Commissioners to send her any questions or issues 
that they would like addressed in that discussion. She suggested that they 
cover such issues as the role of the public in the selection process, and the 
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the existing ordinance mandate to place artwork at the site generating the 
funding. 

Commissioner Przyblyski made a number of points, as follows. She stated that 
our Commission's committee meetings are not well attended by the public. She 
feels that this impacts our ability to have a mutually educational dialog with 
the public, which could help the artists and communities. She stated that we 
should strive for consistency in the administration of our selection panel 
processes. There needs to be a mechanism for staff to communicate their 
professional opinion in the process. We should be thinking strategically about 
when to have locally defined art opportunities versus opportunities that are 
open to national and international artists. Finally, she said that we should be 
thinking about "Best Practices." 

Commissioner Rinder stated that the Arts Commission should identify a number 
of artists or types of artwork which the Commission can have as a goal to 
eventually include in the Collection. 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Lovvorn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

11/29/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300. fax (415) 581-2317 and website . 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 



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Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by 
email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a 
copy from Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
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December 21 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

V/ednesday, December 21, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Agenda 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN - 6 2006 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 . Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs by artist Abner Nolan to be 
reproduced into 24 posters for temporary exhibition in kiosks on Market 
Street from February 10 to May 1 1 , 2006, as part of the Art on Market 
Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Program. 

2. Review of Design by Alexander MacLeitch for private Percent-for-Art at the 
Patson Building at 275 Sacramento 

Jill Manton 

Explanatory Document: Art Proposal by Alexander MacLeitch 

Motion: Motion to decline approval of the design by Alexander MacLeitch for 
numerous cast bronze fish embedded in the sidev/alk surrounding the Patson 
Building at 275 Sacramento. 

3. Gallery Report 
Meg Shiffler 

4. Laguna Honda Hospital 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the Terry Hoff mockups for artwork for Laguna 
Honda Hospital. 

5. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with Lewis deSoto for an amount not to exceed $6,000 for design 
development (including development of a prototype) of his proposal for a 
project honoring San Francisco s Sister Cities at San Francisco International 
Airport. 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of conceptual proposal by Troy Corliss. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Troy Corliss for an 
artwork for the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 



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7. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

Tonio Macneil 

Presentation of trophy mockups by Jon Rubin and Jinn Goldberg for the artwork 

to be located at Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center. 

Motion: Motion to approve the trophy mockups created by Jon Rubin and Jim 
Goldberg, replacing the normal statuettes with two-dimensional photographs of 
community members, as the artwork for Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation 
Center. 

8. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran 

Motion: Motion to increase the amount of the Art Rail, Ltd. contract for 
Fabrication, Transportation and Consultation of Artworks on the Third Street 
Light Rail transit platforms from a total amount not to exceed $340,000 to a 
total amount not to exceed $350,000, to include an increase in the Artist Fee 
from $15,000 to $23,000, and an increase in the expense budget from an 
amount not to exceed $325,000 to an amount not to exceed $327,000, for 
increased consultation, project oversight requirements and windscreen design 
costs during fabrication and installation of the artworks. 

Motion: Motion to increase the amount of the Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita 
Margrill contract for Fabrication, Transportation and Consultation of Artworks 
for the Third Street Light Rail transit platforms from a total amount not to 
exceed $400,000 to an amount not to exceed $417,000, to include an increase 
in the Artist Fee from $15,000 to $32,000, for increased consultation and 
project oversight requirements during fabrication and installation of the 
artworks. 

9. Central Subway 

Jill Monton and Judy Moron 

Motion: Motion to approve the recommendation by the Central Subway 
selection panel of the following thirty artists and artist teams for the 
prequalified Central Subway Artist Pool, to be eligible for future consideration 
for artwork at each of three underground transit stations and one light rail 
transit platform planned for the Central Subway transit project: Ming Fay, Ann 
Gardner, Mike Mandel, Michele Oka Donor, Elwood LLC, Cark Cheng, Christian 
Moeller, Xavier Rouz, Janet Zweig, Vito Acconci, James Carpenter, Mags 
Harries and Lajos Heder, Sheila Levant de Bretteville and Glen Cummings, Jody 
Pinto, Jim Campbell and Werner Klotz, Mildred Howard and John Winder, 
Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, Janet Echelman, Keith Godard, Ralph 
Helmick and Stuart Schechter, Christopher Janney, Donald Lipski, Don Merkt, 
Tom Otterness, Buster Simpson, Laurie Lundquist, Anna Valentina Murch, Susan 
Schwartzenberg and Michael Davis, Po Shu Wang, and Katherine Aoki. 

10. 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool 

Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Selection Panel's list of prequalified artists 
for the 2005-2007 pool: Seyed Alavi, Tomie Arai, Deborah G. Ascheim, Alice 
Aycock, Jo Babcock, Ron Baron, Todd Barricklow, Beep' Inc., J.D. Beltran, 
Lynda Benglis, Donna Billick/George Gonzales, Jaap Bongers, Sarah Bostwick, 
Beliz Brother, Cris Bruch, Bill and Mary Buchen, Mark Calderon, Ed Carpenter, 
James Carpenter, Robert Catalusci, Alfredo Ceibal, Dewey Grumpier, Joyce 
Dallal, Roberto Delgado, Lisa Dinhofer, Ellen Driscoll, Felipe Dulzaides, Janet 
Echelman, Electroland, Jackie Ferrara, Claudia Fitch, Karen Ganz, Cliff Garten, 



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Sheila Ghidini, Brian Goggin, Red Grooms, Barbara Grygutis, Mags Harries and 
Lajos Heder, Al Held, Taraneh Hemami, Robin Hill, John Himmelfarb, Tina 
Hoggatt, Timothy Horn, Oliver Jackson, Amana Brembry Johnson, Kristin 
Jones and Andrew Ginzel, Lorna Jordan, Ned Kahn, Jun Kaneko, Anne Marie 
Karlsen, Mel Katz, Sheila Klein, Paul Kos, Nils Krueger, Gyongy Laky, Mark Lere, 
Heidi Lippman, Cork Marcheschi, Fran Martin, Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz, 
Howard Meehan, Mary Miss, Peter Mollica, Gwynn Murrill, Darlene Nguyen-Ely, 
Al Price, Peter Reiquam, Peter Richards, Kent Roberts, Roxene Rockwell, Isis 
Rodriguez, John Roloff, Jon Rubin, Jim Sanborn, Norie Sato, Vicki Saulls, Tad 
Savinar, Jovi Schnell, Leni Schwendinger, Vicki Scuri, Scott Snibbe, Christopher 
Sproat, Michael Stutz, Athena Tacha, Catherine Wagner, Ann Weber, Elizabeth 
Cheatham Wild, Otto Youngers, Faye Zhang, and Bob Zoell. 

11. Temporary Sculpture Installation in Justin Herman Plaza South 

Jill Monton 

Explanatory Documents: Black Rock Proposal 

Motion: Motion to approve the temporary exhibition of "Passage," a sculpture 
by Dan DasMann and Karen Cusolito, in Justin Herman Plaza South sponsored by 
the Black Rock Arts Foundation for a period of three months after all required 
approvals are obtained. 

12. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

Diller + Scofidio project update 

13. New Business 

14. Old Business 

15. Adjournment 

12/15/2005 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during 
regular business hours. INFO: Jennifer Lovvorn (415) 252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
ceil phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 - telephone (415) 581-2300. fax (415) 581-2317 and website . 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by 
email at $otf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a 
copy from ^^\■. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
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San Francisco Arts Commission 



December 21 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



JAN - 6 2006 
Revised Minutes 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioners Present 

Leonard Hunter, Jeannene Przyblyski, Lawrence Rinder, Pop Zhao 
Absent: Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Nev*/irth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Jennifer Loworn, Tonia Macneil, Jill 
Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Meg Shiffler 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherv\/ise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1 . The following motion was withdrawn from the Consent Calendar. 



1 . Motion to approve the six final poster designs by artist Abner Nolan to be 
reproduced into 24 posters for temporary exhibition in kiosks on Market 
Street from February 10 to May 1 1 , 2006, as part of the Art on Market 
Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Program. 

Commissioners recommended slight revisions to the poster designs by 
Abner Nolan. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the design needs to 
include more context to help clarify the artist's concept. Commissioner 
Hunter suggested putting the nev/spaper caption in quotes or altering it 
graphically to look more like a newspaper caption. Commissioner 
Przyblyski recommended that the caption be separated from the photo. 
Project Manager Judy Moran stated that she would convey these 
recommendations to the artist. Commissioner Przyblyski further 
suggested that it would be interesting to develop a related website 
where viewers could post their responses to the posters. 

The motion was revised as follows: 

Motion to approve the six poster designs by artist Abner Nolan 
(contingent upon recommended revisions) to be reproduced into 24 
posters for temporary exhibition in kiosks on Market Street from 
February 10 to May 1 1 , 2006, as part of the Art on Market Street 2006 
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Motion: Motion to adopt the revised consent calendar item 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

2. Review of Design by Alexander MacLeitch for private Percent-for-Art at the 
Patson Building at 275 Sacramento 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton stated that the Patson Building at 275 
Sacramento is in the C-3 zone of dov\/ntown San Francisco, and therefore is 
subject to a 1% for art requirement. The design proposal by Alexander 
MacLeitch associated v/ith this building requires Arts Commission approval 
because the artwork would be located on the sidewalk, in the public right-of- 
way. She introduced Kelley Amdur of the Planning Department and artist 
Alexander MacLeitch. 

Mr. MacLeitch stated that in 2001 he had been invited by the developer of the 
Patson Building to submit an artwork proposal for the lobby. His proposed 
cityscape sculpture had the approval of the developer and tenants but was 
rejected by the Planning Department because the lobby was not designated as 
public space. At that point, Mr. MacLeitch began research to create a new 
proposal for outside the building. His current proposal is based on the history 
of the site, which had been underwater as part of the bay (Verba Buena Cove), 
and later became a shoreline street to early San Francisco. He presented 
photographs and historic maps of the evolution of the site to the 
Commissioners. Mr. MacLeitch stated that he would like to create 28 bronze 
bas-relief fish-shaped plaques integrated into brick-colored concrete which 
would be embedded in the sidewalk (skewed from the grid) surrounding the 
Patson Building. While he has a background in art and fishery biology, he was 
interested in creating a fun piece and has therefore not rendered the fish in a 
realistic manner. He presented a mockup of the tile and a site plan of the 
sidewalk. Mr. MacLeitch added that he consulted with a concrete contractor 
who stated that the placement of the colored concrete art elements into the 
sidewalk skewed from the sidewalk grid would not pose a cracking issue. 

Commission Hunter stated that he likes the skewed placement of the concrete 
squares and feels that the concept is fine, but the fish design falls short of his 
predilections and taste. He thinks the imagery is too cartoony. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that Mr. MacLeitch has done a lot of work on 
the two proposals, and has taken the process very seriously. She stated that 
this sort of curatorial work needs to be consolidated within the Arts 
Commission. As a historian, she has some problems with the design proposal 
conceptually. Historical markers have already been placed in sidewalks along 
the old waterfront. She cited an example of an embedded bronze plaque that 
marks the original shoreline, which is currently hidden under newsstands and 
other sidewalk elements, and is subject to maintenance problems due to gum 
and other grime. She noted that while staff has problems with the proposal, 
they commented that the artist has broader experience. She stated that 
another proposal would serve the artist better. She suggested that the artist 
move the originally proposed cityscape sculpture to the sidewalk. 

Ms. Amdur stated that the artwork needs to be placed in the most visible 
location possible and the Planning Department thought that the bulb-out was a 
good location. She added that the Zoning Administrator made a determination 
that the developer could either have the artist do a piece on the sidewalk or 
give the money to the Mint. 

Ms. Manton stated that Arts Commission staff did review the artist's proposal 
and past work and had recommended alternatives to the fish proposal to the 
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Commissioner Rinder stated that he likes the wavy cityscape sculpture and 
does not like the fish proposal. He added that the cityscape sculpture has the 
same charm as the public sculptures located along downtown sidewalks in 
Portland, Oregon. 

Commissioner Przyblyski proposed that the Arts Commission work with the 
Planning Department to convince the developer to look at an alternative to the 
fish proposal. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that Mayor Newsom has 
made a point of championing public sculpture and he thinks that the Mayor 
would support the cityscape sculpture to be located on the sidewalk. 

Ms. Manton added that the Arts Commission would assist the artist in consulting 
with the City's ADA Coordinator on the sculpture's placement on the sidewalk 
outside the building. 

Mr. MacLeitch stated that while he feels that the bronze fish proposal has 
merit, he would be open to creating a cityscape sculpture to be located on the 
sidewalk. He expressed concern about whether the developer would be 
supportive of this alternate proposal. 

Commissioner Przyblyski noted that there are many freestanding sculptures on 
sidewalks around San Francisco. 

Commissioner Przyblyski and Mr. Newirth stated that they would each contact 
the Mayor's Office to request support for the proposal of a freestanding 
cityscape sculpture by Mr. MacLeitch. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that there will be a meeting between the staff 
of the Arts Commission and the Planning Department with the developer to 
work on a resolution to this issue. 

The following motion was tabled. 

Motion: Motion to decline approval of the design by Alexander MacLeitch for 
numerous cast bronze fish embedded in the sidewalk surrounding the Patson 
Building at 275 Sacramento. 

Gallery Report 

Gallery Program Director Meg Shiffler reported that she is working on upcoming 
programming for the Gallery for 2006. She has started to do research on an 
exhibition series that would coincide with the earthquake centennial. The 
series would be titled "Six," and could include work from a Mission-based print 
collective, a web-based project, work by an artist who works with archives, an 
artist residency at the gallery, and work by an artist who does unconventional 
repairs to broken objects. The work will be related to a variety of concepts, 
but will not be a literal response to the 1906 earthquake. The series will span 
a three-month period, June to August. She would like half of the projects to be 
outside the Civic Center. 

She stated that in the fall the Murphy Cadogan award exhibition takes place, 
and in the winter, there will be a theme-based group exhibition at the gallery 
with related satellite projects. 

She stated that she would like to meet with Commissioners individually to 
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Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the projects sound interesting and she is 
very excited to see the exhibitions. 

4. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reminded Commissioners that they had 
reviewed Terry Hoff s design proposal a fevj months ago, and had 
recommended that the content of the pieces be more ambiguous. She stated 
that the artist made changes to the designs in response to the 
recommendations. She presented full scale mock-ups for the chalkboard and 
clocks pieces. She stated that the chalkboard piece is meant to be written on 
with chalk, and chalk will be supplied. Regarding the clock mock-up, Ms. 
Pontious stated that the artist could add flower elements to give the piece 
more interest and depth. She stated that both pieces are intended to help 
with way-finding. She stated that both pieces are designed to withstand 
interaction, and can be washed with soap and water. The niche into which the 
clock piece will be installed is four feet high by ten feet wide and will be built 
to include lighting for the artwork. The chalkboard piece will not be installed 
in a niche. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Terry Hoff mockups for artwork for Laguna 
Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

5. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious gave an update on the proposed Sister City 
artwork for San Francisco International Airport. She stated that Lewis deSoto's 
proposed project uses the same light projection technology as his State Seal 
piece at the San Francisco Superior Court. Ms. Pontious presented an image of 
the proposed projection piece for the airport. The piece would include one 
projection per Sister City. This proposal has the advantage of allowing for 
easy, discrete and cost-effective removal or addition of Sister Cities as changes 
occur. This project would be located in the upstairs concourse. 

Ms. Pontious stated that Lewis deSoto could also add Sister City medallions to 
his "On the Air" piece which is located on the downstairs concourse. "On the 
Air" is a piece which consists of 160 bronze medallions installed in the terrazzo 
floor representing the most heavily trafficked international airports. She 
stated that augmenting this piece to include Sister Cities would only happen 
once. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the modifications to the "On the Air" 
piece are unnecessary and that it would muddle the original concept of the 
piece. 

Ms. Manton recommended that Mr. deSoto do a light check on the projection 
prototype on a very bright day to ensure that it will be visible. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 

agreement with Lewis deSoto for an amount not to exceed $6,000 for design 

development (including development of a prototype) of his proposal for a 

project honoring San Francisco 's Sister Cities at San Francisco International 

Airport. 

Moved: Hunter/ Rinder 

6. Upper Noe Recreation Center 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil reported on the conceptual proposal by Troy 
Corliss for the Upper Noe Recreation Center. She presented site plans and 
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would be at the entrances. The selected artist, Troy Corliss, has developed a 
conceptual proposal to create oversized steel and brass sculptures of local 
native flora v^hich v>/ould be mounted above head level at three entryv/ays from 
the street and one on the site. Ms. Macneil presented material samples of the 
steel and brass and explained that the artist would like the sculptures to have 
a non-decorative, forged feel. She presented conceptual designs for the pieces 
to be located at the west Day Street entrance, the Children's Play Area, the 
east Day Street entrance and the 30th Street entrance. The sculptures range 
from four to six feet tall and all, except the Children's Play Area piece, would 
be mounted on top of gate columns. Ms. Macneil stated that the artist would 
like to include glass elements at the center of several of the flowers, including 
the Yellow Verbena sculpture to be located at the Day Street pedestrian gate. 

Commissioner Hunter noted that the piece for the Children's Play Area would 
be a climbing opportunity in its current configuration. He asked that it be 
redesigned so that it cannot be climbed or otherwise damaged. He asked that 
the artist consider revising the single floret at Day Street west so that it would 
be more three-dimensional instead of flat as the artist had proposed. 

Motion: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Troy Corliss for an 
artwork for the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 
Moved: Rinder/Zhao 

7. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

There was no report on this item. 

The following motion was continued to the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the trophy mockups created by Jon Rubin and Jim 

Goldberg, replacing the normal statuettes with two-dimensional photographs of 

community members, as the artwork for Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation 

Center. 

8. Third Street Light Rail 

Project Manager Judy Moran stated that she is seeking approval for increases in 
the amount of two contracts for the Third Street Light Rail due to increased 
consultation and project oversight requirements during fabrication and 
installation of the artworks. 

Motion: Motion to increase the amount of the Art Rail, Ltd. contract for 
Fabrication, Transportation and Consultation for Installation of Artworks on the 
Third Street Light Rail transit platforms from a total amount not to exceed 
$340,000 to a total amount not to exceed $350,000, to include an increase in 
the Artist Fee from $15,000 to $23,000, and an increase in the expense budget 
from an amount not to exceed $325,000 to an amount not to exceed $327,000, 
for increased consultation, project oversight requirements and windscreen 
design costs during fabrication and installation of the artworks. 
Moved: Zhao/Rinder 

Motion: Motion to increase the amount of the Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita 
Margrill contract for Fabrication, Transportation and Consultation for 
Installation of Artworks for the Third Street Light Rail transit platforms from a 
total amount not to exceed $400,000 to an amount not to exceed $417,000, to 
include an increase in the Artist Fee from $1 5,000 to $32,000, for increased 
consultation and project oversight requirements during fabrication and 
installation of the artworks. 
Moved: Rinder/Hunter 

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Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the selection panel for 
the Central Subway Art Pool recently met and reviewed the work of 75 artists. 
The panelists included: Commissioner Rinder; John Thomas, MUNI Project 
Manager; Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator, University Art Museum; and 
Kendal Henry, Public Art Consultant. The panel narrowed the pool down to 30 
artists. She explained that when the projects move forward Commissioners will 
have the opportunity to recommend additional artists. The Central Subway 
Pool artists are also eligible for the 2005-2007 Qualified Artist Pool. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that it was nice to work with the other panelists. 

The following motion was revised. 

Motion: Motion to approve the recommendation by the Central Subway 
selection panel of the following thirty artists and artist teams for the 
prequalified Central Subway Artist Pool, to be eligible for future consideration 
for artwork at each of three underground transit stations and one light rail 
transit platform planned for the Central Subway transit project, and also 
eligible for the 2005-2007 Prequalified Artist Pool: Ming Fay, Ann Gardner, Mike 
Mandel, Michele Oka Doner, Elwood LLC, Carl Cheng, Christian Moeller, Xavier 
Roux, Janet Zweig, Vito Acconci, James Carpenter, Mags Harries and Lajos 
Heder, Sheila Levant de Bretteville and Glen Cummings, Jody Pinto, Jim 
Campbell and Werner Klotz, Mildred Howard and John Winder, Roberto Behar 
and Rosario Marquardt, Janet Echelman, Keith Godard, Ralph Helmick and 
Stuart Schechter, Christopher Janney, Donald Lipski, Don Merkt, Tom 
Otterness, Buster Simpson, Laurie Lundquist, Anna Valentina Murch, Susan 
Schwa rtzenberg and Michael Davis, Po Shu Wang, and Katherine Aoki. 
Moved: Rinder/ Hunter 

10. 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported that the 2005 Prequalified Artist Pool 
selection panel met twice to review artists' work. She explained that 
establishing a prequalified pool of artists is more efficient for the Public Art 
Program and for artists as there is only one call to artists and only one 
submission of materials by interested artists. The selected artists will be 
eligible for consideration for new public art projects through 2007. 

Motion: Motion to approve the 2005 Selection Panel's list of prequalified artists 
for the 2005-2007 pool: Seyed Alavi, Tomie Arai, Deborah G. Ascheim, Alice 
Aycock, Jo Babcock, Ron Baron, Todd Barricklow, Beep' Inc., J.D. Beltran, 
Lynda Benglis, Donna Billick/Arthur Gonzales, Jaap Bongers, Sarah Bostwick, 
Beliz Brother, Cris Bruch, Bill and Mary Buchen, Mark Calderon, Ed Carpenter, 
James Carpenter, Robert Catalusci, Alfredo Ceibal, Dewey Grumpier, Joyce 
Dallal, Roberto Delgado, Lewis deSoto, Lisa Dinhofer, Ellen Driscoll, Felipe 
Dulzaides, Janet Echelman, Electroland, Jackie Ferrara, Claudia Fitch, 
Christian French, Karen Ganz, Cliff Garten, Sheila Ghidini, Brian Goggin, Red 
Grooms, Barbara Grygutis, Mags Harries and Lajos Heder, Al Held, Taraneh 
Hemami, Robin Hill, Timothy Horn, Oliver Jackson, Amana Brembry Johnson, 
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, Lorna Jordan, Ned Kahn, Jun Kaneko, Anne 
Marie Karlsen, Mel Katz, Sheila Klein, Paul Kos, Nils Krueger, Gyongy Laky, Mark 
Lere, Heidi Lippman, Cork Marcheschi, Fran Martin, Walter Martin and Paloma 
Munoz, Howard Meehan, Mary Miss, Peter Mollica, Gv^nn Murrill, Darlene 
Nguyen-Ely, Al Price, Peter Reiquam, Peter Richards, Kent Roberts, Roxene 
Rockwell, Isis Rodriguez, John Roloff, Jon Rubin, Jim Sanborn, Norie Sato, Vicki 
Saulls, Tad Savinar, Jovi Schnell, Leni Schwendinger, Vicki Scuri, Scott Snibbe, 
Christopher Sproat, Michael Stutz, Athena Tacha, Catherine Wagner, Ann 
Weber, Elizabeth Cheatham Wild, Otto Youngers, Faye Zhang, and Bob Zoell. 
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11. Temporary Sculpture Installation in Justin Herman Plaza South 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that Black Rock Foundation is 
seeking approval for the temporary exhibition of "Passage," a sculpture by Dan 
DasMann and Karen Cusolito, in Justin Herman Plaza South for a period of 
approximately three months. She introduced Mark Van Proyen of Black Rock 
Foundation. 

Mr. Van Proyen explained that "Passage" is a piece which was displayed at 
Burning Man in fall 2005 and features two welded steel figures, which stand at 
30 feet (mother figure) and 20 feet (child figure). He distributed images of the 
sculptures as installed at Burning Man and photos of the proposed site. He 
stated that there will be design modifications to either eliminate the fire 
element or replace it with a lighting element. The budget for the temporary 
exhibition is approximately $18,000, all of which would be raised by Black Rock 
Foundation. 

Ms. Manton stated that Black Rock Foundation is seeking Arts Commission 
approval and would then need to get approval from the Department of 
Recreation and Parks. They are hoping to get all the necessary approvals so 
that the work can be installed in March. Commissioner Przyblyski stated that 
Black Rock Foundation might also need approval from the Port, as that site 
might be under their jurisdiction. 

Commissioner Rinder stated that he is not certain about this piece. He does 
not feel that it is aesthetically convincing. 

Mr. Van Proyen stated that Black Rock Foundation has six or seven possible 
sculptures that it would like to place, but it has been difficult for find a 
suitable location for the others due to the special installation requirements of 
each piece. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that everyone appreciates all the work that 
Black Rock Foundation has done. She stated that the David Best " Temple " 
piece was a great success, but she agreed with Commissioner Rinder's 
reservations about "Passage." She also expressed concerns about the 
appropriateness of the work to the proposed site. She stated that the Ferry 
Building area is a prime location, and this work is better suited to a less 
mainstream location. She suggested that Black Rock Foundation consider 
alternate sites, especially in underserved areas of the city. She added that 
Black Rock Foundation may want to consider having an annual temporary 
exhibition of the best pieces from Burning Man every year in the fall after the 
event, rather than having ongoing temporary exhibitions year round. 

Mr. Van Proyen responded that the ongoing temporary exhibitions help give 
Black Rock Foundation more visibility. 

Commissioner Hunter recommended that the Arts Commission have an internal 
discussion regarding its temporary exhibitions policy. He also recommended 
that the motion be continued to a Special Visual Arts Committee meeting so 
that Black Rock Foundation could present better documentation of the 
proposed pieces, and explore whether there might be a more suitable site or 
alternate piece. 

The following motion was continued to a Special Meeting of the VAC to occur 
on January 9, 2006. 

Motion: Motion to approve the temporary exhibition of "Passage," a sculpture 
by Dan DasMann and Karen Cusolito, in Justin Herman Plaza South sponsored by 
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approvals are obtained. 

12. Moscone Center 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave an update on the Diller + Scofidio 
project. She reported that Ric Scofidio and Matthew Johnson of Diller + 
Scofidio met at the Moscone Center v^ith Pol-X West and Honeybee Engineers to 
study the motion system. Honeybee Engineers is investigating the booming 
noise related to the motion system and a report and recommendation will be 
forthcoming. She stated that Diller + Scofidio also had a meeting about the 
stainless steel banding on the soffit rail and had suggested that no action be 
taken until a survey of the upper and lower tracks has been performed. Enclos 
Corporation, the curtain wall fabricator, finally excavated around the column 
to investigate the cause of the clanging noise. They may need to make a 
modification to the base of the column to remedy this problem. 

13. New Business 

Commissioner Przyblyski wished Commissioners and staff happy holidays. 

14. Old Business 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Broadway Streetscape Project was 
discussed once at the Visual Arts Committee and twice at Civic Design. Both 
she and Commissioner Hunter have been very vigorous in asserting that the art 
should be an integral and strong component of the over all project. She added 
that the Visual Arts Committee likes the artist's concept, but feels that the 
form needs to be further developed. She suggested that the design be 
finalized before it is presented to the community. 

Ms. Macneil stated that the Department of Public Works Project Manager was 
asked to meet with Supervisor Aaron Peskin. This meeting was also attended 
by community members Julie Christianson and Lizzie Hirsh. They expressed 
concern about the appropriateness of having any art on the site. Ms. Macneil 
reported that the Department of Public Works suggested that there be a 
meeting with key community members prior to the larger community meeting. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the Department of Public Works needs to 
do its outreach work. The Arts Commission selected an artist through a public 
process, but the design process is still in its preliminary stages. She added that 
the Arts Commission's community outreach efforts are broad and not targeted 
to a single group. Commissioner Przyblyski recommended that staff attend the 
Department of Public Works community meetings in an informational capacity, 
but she stated that it is important to be clear that the artwork goes through a 
public process as part of the Arts Commission's selection and review. She 
stated that the proper place for reviewing the artwork is at the Arts 
Commission and not at various community meetings. She added that any 
decision about the artwork will be made by the Arts Commission. 

15. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 
Submitted by Jennifer Loworn, Public Art Program Associate 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

1/3/2006 



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